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DHS news release

Sept. 17, 2007

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

Governor's Commission on Senior Services to meet September 27 and 28 in Lake Oswego

The City of Lake Oswego and the 50-Plus Dialogue Advisory Board will host the Governor's Commission on Senior Services for its monthly meetings at the West End building, 4101 Kruse Way in Lake Oswego. The groups will hold a reception on the morning of September 27 for the public to meet the members of the commission.

The commission plans to use these meetings to assist in the development of recommendations and proposals for the Governor, legislature, and other policymakers, that will affect older adults in the next 10 years as the population ages.

The commission will then hold three separate standing committee meetings on September 27 -- Elder Abuse, Caregivers, and Mental Health -- at which local service providers and consumers of services will be meeting with the commission. The public is invited to participate and provide input.

On September 28, the Legislative and Advocacy Committee will meet in the morning with legislators, and the commission will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. From noon to 1 p.m., members of the Lake Oswego 50-Plus Dialogue Advisory Board will meet with the commission to discuss the 50-Plus Dialogue initiative. There will be time for public comment at 10:20 a.m.


September 27 -- Willamette Room

Elder Abuse Committee, 10 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.;

Brown-bag lunch presentation on the Future of Long-Term Care initiative by James Toews and Cathy Cooper, Seniors and People with Disabilities Division. 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. (lunch not provided for guests)

Caregivers Committee, 1 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Mental Health Committee, 3 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.

September 28 – Santiam Room

Legislative and Advocacy Committee, 8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Full Commission 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Public comment at 10:20 a.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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