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Department of Aging and Disabilities Public Hearing Scheduled

Annapolis (June 18, 2007) - The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities (DoAD) will hold the second of two public hearings about existing programs and services on Wednesday, June 20 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pascal Senior Center. The Pascal Senior Center is located at 125 Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie. The first hearing was held on Thursday, June 14th at the South County Senior Center.

Public hearings are required every four years under the Older Americans Act. The goal is to solicit input from the public about existing services for older adults and unmet needs of seniors and their families. County Executive John Leopold has challenged the Department of Aging and Disabilities to exceed its mandate by also soliciting public comments and suggestions in writing.

Wayne M. Taylor, Department Director, is hoping to receive new information and fresh ideas at the hearings. At the first hearing, participants offered suggestions for improving communication, transportation and expansion of existing programs and facilities. With this important feedback, DoAD will be able to take steps to meet the unrecognized and unmet needs County seniors.

The hearing is free and open to the public. Individuals needing special accommodations should communicate with the Department of Aging and Disabilities prior to the meeting at (410) 222-4464 or through the Maryland Relay Service at 711 or (410) 222-4355 (TDD). All materials are available in an alternative format upon request.

Written comments will be accepted through June 30 and may be directed to Wayne M. Taylor, Director, Department of Aging and Disabilities, 2666 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.


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