5 hearings seek input on services and programs from seniors, program managers, caregivers
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced a series of public hearings to be held in order to seek input on programs and services offered by the department, and solicit comments and ideas from the public on how to improve those services to better serve the county's senior population. Hearings will be held in late October and early November at five sites around Erie County.
"The annual public hearings are a good way for residents to speak directly to department personnel, give feedback on what works and what doesn't in senior programs, and add their voice to the discussion about how those programs should work in the future," Commissioner of Senior Services Timothy Hogues said. "We are encouraging seniors, caregivers and family, program managers, and anyone with an interest in senior services to attend one of the meetings and join the conversation."
Erie County Department of Senior Services Annual Public Hearings:
•Monday, Oct. 29: 12:45-2:15 PM at Town of Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Pkwy; 716-636-3050
•Tuesday, Oct. 30: 12:30-2 p.m. at Schiller Park Senior Center, 2057 Genesee St., Buffalo; 716-895-2727
•Wednesday, Oct. 31: 10-11:30 a.m. at West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St., Buffalo; 716-884-6616
•Thursday, Nov. 1: 5-6:30 p.m. at Frank E. Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo; 716-858-6864
•Thursday, Nov. 8: 12:30-2 p.m. at Town of Hamburg Senior Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd.; 716-646-5145
Walk-ins are welcome at each site. Attendees interested in speaking at any hearing or joining the group for lunch before the meeting are encouraged to register by calling the Senior Services department at 716-858-8526 two days prior to the hearing they are attending. Individuals unable to attend can submit written remarks to: Senior Services, 95 Franklin St., Room 1341, Buffalo, NY 14202, or online at [email protected]