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DHS news release

March 25, 2008

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

Governor's Commission on Senior Services to meet March 26, 27

Who: Governor's Commission on Senior Services

What: Public meeting

When: Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27

Where: 676 Church Street, NE, Salem, large conference room


  • March 26: 10-11:50 a.m.,Caregivers Committee; 1-2:50 p.m., Elder Abuse Committee; 3-4:50 p.m., Mental Health Committee.
  • March 27: 8:15-9:45 a.m., Legislative Committee; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., full commission, 10:15 a.m., public comment.
  • Claudia Black, the Governor's Human Services Policy Advisor, will meet with the commission from 12-12:45 p.m.

Meeting highlights include a demonstration by Judy Giggy, SPD of the new Seniors and People with Disabilities facility complaints Web site, and a presentation and discussion of the new assisted living facility/residential care facility rules.

Agenda is posted on the Governor's Commission on Senior Services Web site: www.oregon.gov/DHS/spd/adv/gcss/gcss_2008.shtml.

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 before the meeting.

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