Mineola, NY – 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 2nd Annual Update to the Nassau County 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 25, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 101A, of the Health and Human Services Building, 60 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Uniondale, NY.
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, 2014 and March 31, 2015.
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:
Outreach and Service Delivery to Target Frail Elderly, Particularly Those who are Economically Disadvantaged Case Management Home Delivered Meals Long-Term Care/Adult Day Care/Alzheimer’s Services Caregiver Services Non-Medical Care for Frail Elderly: In-Home Services Congregate Meal Programs Minority Outreach Ombudservice and Elder Abuse Activities Law Services Information and Assistance Transportation/Energy Costs Housing, Energy Costs Health, Wellness and Disease Prevention/Management Employment/Volunteerism
ANY RESIDENT WHO WISHES TO PRESENT TESTIMONY SHOULD CALL THENASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, OFFICE FOR THE AGING, AT 227-8919, NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 11, 2013.