Navigation Links
April 15 is Deadline for Input on State Aging Plan
Date:4/11/2008

Three Public Hearings Set for June as Plan Moves Forward

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents have until April 15 to provide input on Pennsylvania's new State Plan on Aging.

Approximately 2,500 residents attended a series of meetings to help the Department of Aging prioritize the needs and desires of older citizens in areas such as housing, transportation, wellness and fitness programs, legal assistance, and long-term living options. Input will be included in the new State Plan on Aging for 2008-2012.

Residents can share their input in one of the following ways:

-- Submit written comments to the Department of Aging, c/o the Division of Systems Planning and Consultation, 555 Walnut St., 5th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101.

-- Visit http://www.aging.state.pa.us, choose the link to the 2008-2012 State Plan on Aging and then select the link to the On-Line Survey.

-- Contact your local Area Agency on Aging (http://www.aging.state.pa.us/aging/cwp/view.asp?a=552&q=177124).

"The large turn-out for the eight town hall meetings shows the eagerness of our older residents to make their needs known," said Secretary of Aging Nora Dowd Eisenhower. "Their comments will help us develop the new plan, which will direct how their quality of life is improved."

State and federal law requires the department to update the State Plan on Aging every four years. The plan will cover a range of topics, including ways for seniors to stay active and healthy and help prevent abuse, neglect, exploitation and abandonment.

Following three public hearings in June, the final plan will be submitted to Governor Edward G. Rendell for his signature before it's submitted to the Administration on Aging on Aug. 1. The new plan will take effect Oct. 1.

The public hearings will be held:

-- June 3, Community College of Allegheny County South Campus - Auditorium in Building B, 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin;

-- June 4, The Oaks at Pleasant Gap, Community Room, 200 Rachel Drive, Pleasant Gap; and

-- June 6, New Courtland Germantown Home Education Building Auditorium, 6950 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia.

CONTACT: Jane Crawford

(717) 783-1549


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Aging
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies to Host Second Annual National Walk @ Lunch Day(SM) on April 30, 2008
2. Experimental Biology 2008 Todays Research: Tomorrows Health, April 5-9
3. Parental Alienation Awareness Organization Begins Preparations for Parental Alienation Awareness Day - April 25th
4. Sundance Channel to Premiere Documentary Autism Every Day on World Autism Awareness Day, April 2nd at 8:00pm et/pt
5. Dr. Oliver Sacks, NYT Bestselling Author, to Inspire and Marc Black, Award-winning Musician, to Perform at National Aphasia Association Benefit on April 1, NYC
6. TRIZCON2008 at Kent State, April 13-15
7. Hazelden President and CEO Ellen Breyer to Step Down April 4
8. Media Invited to Attend International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation Meeting in Boston, April 9-12
9. News and features abound at ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, April 6-10
10. COMEDY CENTRAL(R) Announces Live On-Air Charity Special Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit For Autism Education Hosted by Jon Stewart on Sunday April 13, at 8 p.m. ET
11. 2008 Building Biology(R) Conference, April 19th & 20th, Hotel Radisson at Opryland, Nashville, Tennessee
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for ... for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City in ... reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... DevOps and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center ... Purchase Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco dentists, ... cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated to ... breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of people ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... MD (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... The ... of Excellence to Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual ... – 8. , In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... HMP , a leader in healthcare events and education, today ... Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced during the Eddie & ... award competition recognizes editorial and design excellence across a range of sectors. This year’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... -- AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) announced that its CE-Marked AVACEN ... with the widespread pain associated with fibromyalgia in the ... Essex, England commented, "I had difficulty ... sleep at all, tremendous pain, with every movement sending ... AVACEN 100] enough, how this has and is helping ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... --  ZirMed Inc ., a recognized leader in cloud-based revenue ... been ranked #1 by its users for the seventh consecutive ... Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the top-ranked end-to-end revenue cycle ... over 200 beds and holds one of the longest #1 ... ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... Sept. 18, 2017 EpiVax, Inc. ... bioinformatics and immune engineering, today announced a ... A (H7N9) vaccine. ... seasonal influenza and presents a challenge for ... exposure to be effective. Using state-of-the-art bioinformatics and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: