Mangano Announces Public Hearing on Four Year Plan for Services For Older Adults

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  17. October 2016

Nassau County, NY - October 5, 2016 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that the Nassau County Department of Human Services, Office for the Aging, and its Advisory Council, will convene a Public Hearing on the Nassau County Annual Update to the Four Year Plan for the Federal Older Americans Act and the New York State Community Services for the Elderly Act. It will be held on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 101A, of the Health and Human Services Building, 60 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Uniondale, NY.

In addition, public forums will be held at Amber Court Assisted Living, 3400 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., and at Somerset Gardens Senior Living, 150 Sunnyside Blvd., Plainview, NY on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

The Plan is a working document describing how the Office for the Aging, as the designated Area Agency on Aging for Nassau County, proposes to fulfill the Area Plan requirement under Section 541 of the Executive Law of New York State. The Plan covers the period between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2020.

The annual Public Hearing provides an opportunity for agencies and Nassau County residents to present comments on the services outlined in the proposed Plan. Individuals can review the Plan and present recommendations on existing programs and on new programs they would like to see developed in the future.

Recommendations are used to anticipate needs and strengthen services to Nassau County’s older persons, who comprise nearly 20% of the total County population.

The Office for the Aging, with Federal, State and local funds, contracts with agencies to operate more than 65 programs that address the current and projected needs of Nassau County’s older residents. An ongoing needs assessment process has identified the following areas of concern which will be considered during this Plan period:

1. Outreach
2. Case Management
3. Social Adult Day Care
4. Home Delivered Meals
5. Caregiver Services
6. In-Home Non-Medical Services
7. Congregate Meal Programs
8. Minority Outreach
9. Elder Abuse
10. Law Services
11. Nassau NY*Connects/Information and Assistance
12. Transportation
13. Housing
14. Health, Wellness and Disease Prevention/Management

Any resident who wishes to present testimony should call the Nassau County Department of Human Services, Office for the Aging, at (516) 227-8919 no later than Friday, October 21, 2016.

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