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Erie County Senior Services Department schedules annual public hearings


Wed, Nov 3rd 2021 03:30 pm

2 hearings seek input on services and programs from seniors, program managers, caregivers

The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced two public hearings to be held in order to seek community input regarding unmet needs of the county’s older adult population, existing programs and services offered by the department, and to solicit comments and ideas on how to better serve the county’s older population.

“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,” said Commissioner of Senior Services David Shenk. “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.”

The annual public hearings will take place:

√ Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 1:15-3 p.m. at Town of Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway, Lancaster. Call 716-686-3930.

√ Thursday, Nov. 18, from 1-2:30 p.m. virtual. Call 716-858-7532.

Registrations are required for both in-person and virtual events. Those interested in attending are asked to register at least two days prior to the event.

Individuals unable to attend 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, which enhance their independence, dignity and quality of life.

For more information on the Erie County Senior Services Department and programs, call the NYConnects hotline at 716-858-8526.

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