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DHS news release

September 18, 2006



Contact: Tom Towslee 503-947-5207
Program contact: Marc Overbeck 503-945-6406

Commission on Senior Services to hold three-day planning session

Who: Governor's Commission on Senior Services

What: Planning Meeting

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, September 21, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, September 22, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Canby Grove Conference Center, 7501 Knight's Bridge Road, Canby, Ore.

These three days are the time when the commission traditionally conducts its own internal planning for the next two years. Agenda items include a roundtable discussion of priority issues (Wednesday), a keynote address by Margaret Neal, Director of the Institute on Aging at Portland State University, (Wednesday), planning discussions by breakout groups (Thursday), review/summarize priority goals (Friday). The commission will also appoint committees and elect officers at this meeting. The public may provide direct comment in writing at info.gcss@state.or.us

The complete agenda is available at the commission's Web site.

The Governor's Commission on Senior Services will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations must call DHS at 503-945-5933 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.