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DHS news release

Jan. 18, 2008

Media contact: Cary Greenwood, 503-945-6069, 503-602-9221
Program contact: Marc Overbeck, 503-947-1109

Governor's Commission on Senior Services to meet Jan. 24 and 25

Who: Governor's Commission on Senior Services

What: Public meeting

When: Thursday, Jan. 24, and Friday, Jan. 25, 2008

Where: 676 Church Street NE, Salem, Large Conference Rm.

January 24: 10-11:50 a.m. -- Caregivers Committee; noon-12:50 p.m. -- presentation and discussion about Oregon’s Certificate of Need Program, Jana Fussell, Public Health Division; 1- 2:50 p.m. -- Elder Abuse Committee; 3-4:50 p.m. -- Mental Health Committee.

January 25
8:15 -- 9:45 a.m. -- Legislative Committee; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Full Commission; 10:15 a.m. -- Public comment. Commission highlights include a presentation from Dr. Dan Baer on Medicaid Reform and discussion on health care reform featuring representatives of The Archimedes Movement.

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 the Department of Human Services on needs of elderly persons, and recommending actions by the Governor, DHS, 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 before the meeting.


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