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Erie County Senior Services Department schedules virtual annual public hearing

Fri, Oct 9th 2020 01:35 pm

Virtual hearing to seek input on services and programs from seniors, program managers, caregivers

The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced a virtual public hearing to be held in order to seek community input regarding unmet needs of the county’s older adult population, seek feedback on existing programs and services offered by the department, and ideas on how to better serve the county’s older population. All Erie County seniors, caregivers and family, program managers, and anyone with an interest in senior services are encouraged to join.

“While COVID-19 has forced many changes to the way we deliver services and will continue to do so, our annual public hearing remains an important way for our department to listen to residents and allow for interaction with department personnel. It gives us an opportunity for the community to let us know what is currently working well and what areas can be strengthened,” Commissioner of Senior Services David Shenk said.

The virtual public hearing is set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. Registration is required. There will also be a survey available on the Senior Services Department website at https://www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/.

Individuals unable to join virtually can submit written comments to: Senior Services Public Hearing, 95 Franklin St., Room 1341, Buffalo, NY 14202, or online at [email protected].

The mission of the Erie County Department of Senior Services is to promote the well-being of all older adults through coordinated and cost-effective services that enhance their independence, dignity and quality of life. For more information on programs, call the NYConnects hotline at 716-858-8526.

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