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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 04-950



Public Hearing

[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

   The Department will hold the following public hearings on the Plan:

Date LocationTime
June 9, 2004Allegheny County
436 Grant Street
Room 410
Pittsburgh, PA
1 p.m.--
3 p.m.
June 16, 2004The Oaks
200 Rachel DrivePleasant Gap, PA
10 a.m.--
12 p.m.
June 23, 2004 Reading Area Community
Berks & Penn Rooms
Reading, PA
10 a.m.--
12 p.m.

   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 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


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 04-950. Filed for public inspection May 28, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]

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