A Public Event of Interest
The following is an announcement about an upcoming public hearing about the Commonwealth’s Council on Aging Four-Year Plan.
Commonwealth Council on Aging
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE COMMONWEALTH COUNCIL ON AGING’S PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE WILL HOLD LISTENING SESSIONS ON THE FOCUS TOPICS OF THE
COMMONWEALTH’S FOUR-YEAR PLAN FOR AGING SERVICES 2015-2019
ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015
(Hearing begins at 10:30 a.m. and will end approximately at 12:30 p.m.)
Switzer Building Large Classroom at the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center
243 Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Fishersville VA 22939
You can also attend the listening session by video conference at the following four Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) locations:
- DARS Roanoke Roanoke Valley WFC 1351 Hershberger Rd, Suite 205 Roanoke, VA 24012
- DARS Abingdon 468 East Main Street, Suite 200 Abingdon, VA 24210
- DARS Fairfax 11150 Fairfax Blvd., 3rd Flr. Suite 300 Fairfax, VA 22030
- DARS South Hampton Roads (Norfolk) Interstate Corporate Center, Bldg. #7 6340 Center Drive, Suite 101 Norfolk VA 2350
The purpose of the hearings is to receive comments on the following focus topics for the Commonwealth’s Plan:
- Older Americans Act Core Programs including Supportive Services, Nutrition, Disease Prevention/Health Promotion and Caregiver, and the Elder Rights Programs.
- Discretionary Programs including Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services, Community Based Care Transition, Chronic Disease and Self Management, and No Wrong Door.
- Participant Directed/Person Centered Planning for Older Adults and their Caregivers across the spectrum of long-term care services, including home, community and institutional settings.
- Elder Justice activities to prevent, detect, assess, intervene, and/or investigate elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation involving adult protective services, Long Term Care Ombudsman programs, legal assistance programs, law enforcement, health care professionals, and other essential partners across the state.
- Virginia’s Funding Formula and funding allocation to the Area Agencies on Aging.
Those persons wishing to speak may register at each hearing site no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the hearing. Speakers will be taken in the order of registration. Each person may register only one speaker at a time. Speakers are asked to limit their comments to three minutes or less. Speakers representing groups and organizations should consolidate remarks to reduce duplication. Persons unable to attend may comment in writing to:
Amy Marschean, Senior Policy Analyst Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services 11610 Forest Avenue, Suite 100 Henrico, Virginia 23229 Amy.Marschean@dars.virginia.gov
Accommodations for individuals with hearing impairment may be made by calling (804) 662-9155 beginning Tuesday, January 20, 2015. All requests for individuals with hearing impairment must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 30, 2015. Interpreters will only be provided at locations per specific requests
VIRGINIA DARS – DEPARTMENT FOR AGING AND REHABILITIATIVE SERVICES