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DHS news release

May 22, 2007

Contact: Patricia Feeny 503-945-6955
Program contact: Marc Overbeck 503-373-1869

Governor's Commission on Senior Services to meet Thursday and Friday

Who: Governor's Commission on Senior Services

What: Public meeting


When: Thursday, May 24, and Friday, May 25

Where: 676 Church St. NE, Salem, OR, Large Conference Room


May 24: Legislative Committee, 10 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.; Dialogue on Long Term Care Industry with Mary Gear of DHS/SPD, 12:15 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.; Elder Abuse Committee, 1 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.; Mental Health Committee, 3 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.

May 25 Full Commission 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Public comment will occur at 10:20 a.m.
There will be a discussion on Health Care reform with Senators Dr. Alan Bates and Ben Westlund from 12:05 p.m to 1:20 p.m.

Agenda is posted on the Governor's Commission on Senior Services Web site.

The Governor's Commission on Senior Services is charged in Oregon statute with advising the Governor and the director of Human Services on needs of elderly persons, and recommending actions by the governor, the Department of Human Services, other governmental entities and the private sector, appropriate to meet such needs.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations should call DHS at 1-800-358-3117 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

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