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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 16-822



Draft 2016—2020 State Plan on Aging; Public Comment; Public Hearings

[46 Pa.B. 2424]
[Saturday, May 14, 2016]

 The Department of Aging (Department) is making the draft 2016—2020 State Plan on Aging (Plan) available for public review and comment. Comments on the draft Plan will be used to formulate the Department's final Plan, which will be submitted to the Federal Administration on Aging for the Commonwealth to receive Federal funds under the Older Americans Act of 1965 (act) (42 U.S.C.A. §§ 3001—3058ff).

 Under the act, the Department is required to develop and implement a strategic plan that outlines how the Department will protect this Commonwealth's most vulnerable, and empower individuals to age in place with the respect and dignity they deserve. The implementation of the upcoming Plan will begin on October 1, 2016, and be carried out until September 30, 2020.

 Residents, local government officials and interested organizations in this Commonwealth are invited to submit comments on the Plan. The date, location and time of each hearing is listed as follows. Persons who wish to provide comment will be required to also submit a copy of their written testimony.

 • May 18—Allegheny County, Allegheny County AAA, 2100 Wharton Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 • May 19—Dauphin County, Hamilton Health Center, Community Room, 110 South 17th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 • May 24—Philadelphia County, Drexel University, Bossone Engineering Building, 3126 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 For those unable to attend in person, written comments can be submitted to the Department of Aging, Kelly O'Donnell, Director, Operations and Management Office, 555 Market Street, 5th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101.

 Additional questions or concerns may be submitted to

 Persons who wish to give oral testimony at the public hearings must call in advance to schedule a time. Oral testimony is limited to 5 minutes per person and a written copy of the testimony will be requested the day of the public hearing. To schedule oral testimony at any of the hearings, contact Abby Fox, Community Liaison, (717) 783-6128, The previously listed facilities are accessible by persons with disabilities.

 Persons with a disability who require an accommodation to attend one of the public hearings are asked to contact Abby Fox, Community Liaison, (717) 783-6128, in advance so the appropriate accommodations can be made.

 Copies of the draft Plan can be obtained from the Department's web site at Copies of the Plan are also available at local Area Agencies on Aging.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-822. Filed for public inspection May 13, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]

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