Proposed State Plan on Aging 2017-2021
REQUEST FOR COMMENTS AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED 2017-2021 STATE PLAN ON AGING
News Release from Oregon Department of Human Services
Posted on FlashAlert: May 26th, 2017 2:29 PM
Oregon Department of Human Services (Oregon DHS) Aging & People
with Disabilities program (APD) is requesting comments on the proposed
2017-2021 State Plan on Aging. Comments are due by June 28, 2017. A
public hearing will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 1:00 pm to
3:00 pm at the Human Services Building, 500 Summer Street NE, Room 160,
Salem, Oregon 97301.
PROPOSAL: APD develops a State Plan
on Aging every two to four years as required under the Older Americans
Act of 1965 (OAA), as amended. The plan is a contract with the
Administration on Aging, which is now part of the Administration for
Community Living and allows Oregon DHS to receive funds under title III
and title VII of the act. The plan also provides a vision of and
direction for Oregon's aging network of services and supports overseen
by the Oregon DHS State Unit on Aging (SUA).
APD is accountable for the implementation of programs for older
Oregonians and Oregonians with disabilities. The SUA, a part of APD, is
charged with the purpose and responsibility of implementing OAA
programs. The SUA works closely with Oregon's 17 Area Agencies on Aging
(AAAs) to create a comprehensive package of services. AAAs provide
direct information and services to seniors and people with disabilities
across Oregon, while the SUA coordinates distribution of federal funds,
provides training and technical assistance, and ensures statewide
oversight and coordination for OAA programs.
areas of the proposed state plan are united around a consistent vision:
to ensure that older Oregonians can remain independent, safe, and active
in their own homes and communities. The areas on which the SUA has
strategically chosen to focus are the Aging & Disability Resource
Connection of Oregon, person-directed services and supports, OAA core
programs, and legal assistance and elder rights protection programs.
Specific objectives, strategies, and outcomes are articulated for each
of these focus areas. By implementing the state plan's goals and
objectives, APD and the aging network will improve the capacity to
provide services, information, outreach, education, and advocacy for
older Oregonians. More importantly, it is a key component of APD's
mission: to help Oregonians in their own communities achieve well-being
and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect
choice and preserve dignity.
HOW TO COMMENT: The proposed State Plan on Aging may be viewed at SUA's website at http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/SUA/Pages/index.aspx or by contacting Sarah Odell at email@example.com.
Comments on the proposed State Plan on Aging may be sent to Aging &
People with Disabilities, Attention Sarah Odell, 500 Summer St. NE,
Salem, OR 97301. Fax or email comments are acceptable and can be sent to
503-373-1133 or to SUA.Email@state.or.us. Deadline for comments is June 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
NEXT STEPS: Upon completion of the comment period, the comments will be
addressed. Once the comments have been adequately addressed, the State
Plan on Aging will be finalized with an effective date of October 1,
ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION: APD is committed to
accommodating people with disabilities. Please notify APD of any
accommodation requirements or if you need information in an alternate
format. To make these arrangements, please call Lori Watt at
503-945-6237 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom Peine, (971) 718-1701, email@example.com
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What is the State Unit on Aging
The State Unit on Aging is dedicated to making it easier for seniors to get the help they need to support their well-being and maintain themselves in the community for as long as possible with independence, dignity and choice through the delivery of services funded by the Older Americans Act. The State Unit on Aging works closely with 17 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) to create a comprehensive package of community services.
The State Unit on Aging provides coordination and oversight for the programs and services referenced in the menu on the left.
Area Agency on Aging Overview
Area Agency on Aging Overview (includes a Map of Area Agencies on Aging and a Map of Aging People with Disabilities Field Offices).
SUA Contacts and Laiaison List