DEPARTMENT OF AGING
[34 Pa.B. 2833]
The Department of Aging (Department) is making the draft 2004-2008 State Plan on Aging (Plan) available for public review and comment. Comments on this document will be used to formulate the Department's final plan submitted to the Federal Administration on Aging in order for the Commonwealth to receive Federal funds under the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended.
The Department of Aging periodically develops a Plan on Aging; the Plan being proposed will guide the Department during the Federal fiscal years October 1, 2004, through September 30, 2008. The purpose of the Plan is to structure the Department's priorities and to set an aging agenda for the Commonwealth.
Citizens, local government officials and interested organizations in this Commonwealth are invited to submit comments on the Plan. Persons wishing to submit written comments on the Plan must do so by July 1, 2004. Comments should be addressed to Robert J. McNamara, Department of Aging, Systems Planning and Consultation Division, 555 Walnut Street, 5th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1919. Comments may also be submitted through the Department's website at www.aging.state.pa.us.
The Department will hold the following public hearings on the Plan:
Date Location Time June 9, 2004 Allegheny County
436 Grant Street
June 16, 2004 The Oaks
200 Rachel DrivePleasant Gap, PA
June 23, 2004 Reading Area Community
Berks & Penn Rooms
Anyone who wishes to speak must call to schedule a time to give oral testimony at the hearings. Testimony is limited to 10 minutes per person. To schedule oral testimony at any of the hearings, contact Trudy Schell at (717) 783-6207. The listed facilities are accessible by people with disabilities. People with a disability who require an accommodation to attend one of the public hearings should notify Trudy Schell at (717) 783-6207 in advance so accommodations can be made. Text telephone calls can be placed through the Pennsylvania Relay System at (800) 654-5984. Persons with a visual impairment who would like an audiocassette of the Plan should contact Trudy Schell.
Copies of the draft plan are available upon request from the Department of Aging, Systems Planning and Consultation Division, 555 Walnut Street, 5th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1919, (717) 783-6207. Copies can also be obtained from the Department's website at www.aging.state.pa.us. Copies of the Plan are also available at the Area Agencies on Aging and the following District Libraries:
Pennsylvania's District Library Centers
B.F. Jones Memorial Library, 663 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa
Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton Street, Allentown
Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Avenue, Altoona
Bethlehem Area Public Library, 11 West Church Street, Bethlehem
Berks County Public Libraries, 1037 F MacArthur Road, Reading
Bucks County Free Library, 150 South Pine Street, Doylestown
Cambria County Library System, David A. Glosser Memorial Library Building, 248 Main Street, Johnstown
Centre County Library, 203 North Allegheny Street, Bellefonte
Chambersburg District Library, Coyle Free Library Building, 102 N. Main Street, Chambersburg
Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton
Dauphin County Library, 101 Walnut Street, Harrisburg
Delaware County Library System, 340 North Middletown Road, Fair Acres Building 19, Media
Easton Area Public Library, 515 Church Street, Easton
Erie County Library, Blasco Memorial Library, 160 E. Front Street, Erie
Lancaster Area Library, 125 North Duke Street, Lancaster
Monessen Public Library, 326 Donner Avenue, Monessen
Montgomery County, Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell Street, Norristown
New Castle Public Library, 207 East North Street, New Castle
Oil Creek District Library Center, 2 Central Avenue, Oil City
Philadelphia, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia
Pittsburgh, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 130 South Whitfield Street, Pittsburgh
Pottsville Free Public Library, 215 W. Market Street, Pottsville
Scranton Public Library, 500 Vine Street, Scranton
Warren Library Association, 205 Market Street, Warren
Washington, Citizens Library, 55 South College Street, Washington
Wilkes-Barre, Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre
Williamsport, James V. Brown Library, 19 E. 4th Street, Williamsport
York, Martin Memorial Library, 159 East Market Street, York
NORA DOWD EISENHOWER,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 04-950. Filed for public inspection May 28, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]
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