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DHS news release

Public Hearing Notice


April 4, 2005

Contact: Nadine Jelsing, (503) 945-5950
Program contact: Rhonda Buedefeldt, (503) 945-6028


Six public hearings to solicit input on proposed four-year State Plan on Aging



The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) will conduct six public hearings to solicit input on the proposed Older Americans Act (OAA) State Plan on Aging 2005-2009 Objectives. The purpose of the State Plan is to help structure priorities for providing community-based services and opportunities for older Oregonians and their families.


Draft copies of the State Plan are available by calling (503) 945-6015. The public hearings will be held in the following locations; written and oral testimony will be accepted.


Roseburg April 11, 1 – 3 p.m.
Douglas County Public Library
1409 Diamond Lake Blvd.
(General parking available across the street from library; handicapped parking available at front entrance)


Klamath Falls April 12, 1 – 3 p.m.
Klamath County Courthouse
Community Meeting Room
316 Main St.


Tillamook April 15, 1 – 3 p.m.
Tillamook County Courthouse
County Commissioners’ Room A
201 Laurel Ave.


Portland April 20, 1 – 3 p.m.
Multnomah Building, First Floor Board Room
501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 600


Ontario May 3, 1 – 3 p.m.
186 E. Lane, Suite 4
Snake River Conference Room A & B


La Grande May 4, 1 – 3 p.m.
Chaplin Building, Misener Conference Room
1001 Fourth St.


The OAA State Plan is submitted to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration on Aging. Once approved, DHS receives federal funds to develop and administer a range of OAA programs designed to enhance the health, safety, independence and dignity of elders.


All Oregonians 60 years of age or older are eligible for OAA services, but priority attention is given to those with the greatest economic and social needs.