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DHS media alert

October 24, 2005

Contact: Tom Towslee (503) 947-5207

Program contacts: Lee Girard, Department of Human Services (503) 947-1199

Jacqueline Zimmer, Director, O4AD, (503) 551-2328


Governor to launch "Network of Care" comprehensive Web site for seniors



Who: Governor Ted Kulongoski and representatives of the Department
of Human Services and the Oregon Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities


What: Official launch of Oregon's first-ever comprehensive Web-based directory of services for seniors and people with disabilities. The site will help all Oregonians find answers to questions about adult care facilities, Alzheimer's, end-of-life care, health care, care giving, nutrition, home repair, recreation, transportation and much more. The site represents the first time that a comprehensive list of services for seniors has been available at one location. The event will mark the posting of the new Web site on the Internet and include a demonstration that walks people through the Web site. The Web site is: www.oregon.networkofcare.org.


When: Wednesday, October 26, 9 a.m.


Where: Employment Department Auditorium, 875 Union Street NE, Salem (Union and Summer streets)