The Nassau County Department of Human Services Office for the Aging and its Advisory Council will convene a public hearing on the Nassau County Four-Year Plan for the Federal Older Americans Act and the New York State Community Services for the Elderly Act. It will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, at 1:30 p.m., in Room 101A, of the Health and Human Services Building, 60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale.
Public forums will also be held at the City of Glen Cove Senior Center, 130 Glen St., Glen Cove, on Oct. 29, at 1:30 p.m., and at the Jewel Quinn Senior Center, 1260 Meadowbrook Rd., Merrick, on Nov. 2, at 1 p.m.
The plan is a working document describing how the Office for the Aging, as the designated Area Agency on Aging for Nassau County, proposes to fulfill the Area Plan requirement under Section 541 of the Executive Law of New York State. The plan covers the period between April 1, 2016, and March 31, 2020. The annual public hearing provides an opportunity for agencies and residents to comment on the services in the proposed plan. Individuals can review the plan and present recommendations. Recommendations are used to anticipate needs to Nassau County’s older persons, who comprise nearly 20 percent of the total population. The Office for the Aging, with federal, state and local funds, contracts with agencies to operate more than 65 programs that address the needs of Nassau County’s seniors. An ongoing needs assessment process has identified the following areas of concern:
• Case management
• Social adult day care
• Home delivered meals
• Caregiver services
• In-home nonmedical services
• Congregate meal programs
• Minority outreach
• Elder abuse
• Law services
• Nassau NY Connects
• Health, wellness and disease prevention/management
Any resident who wishes to present testimony should call 516-227-8955 no later than Oct. 23.