NH DHHS - Public Invited to Listening Session on New State Plan on Aging

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire State Plan on Aging constitutes the State’s application for federal funds appropriated under the Older Americans Act through the U.S. Administration on Aging. New Hampshire’s upcoming Plan will be effective for the period beginning October 1, 2011 and ending on September 30, 2015. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS), which is responsible for coordinating and submitting the Plan, invites the public to listening sessions before it is implemented.

BEAS is working with many organizations across the State to meet the growing and changing needs of New Hampshire’s aging population. “Together we share a common goal of increasing the capacity of community based services and options to support the citizens of New Hampshire as they age in the community,” said DHHS Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas.

The U.S. Administration on Aging sets out strategic goals and objectives for the states. BEAS administrators will give a brief presentation to launch a discussion related to these goals and objectives for the New Hampshire State Plan on Aging. Members of the New Hampshire State Committee on Aging will also be in attendance to hear your thoughts, ideas, and reactions. Listening sessions are scheduled for the following dates and locations. No RSVP is required.

Thursday, April 7, 10:30–12:00,
Plymouth Regional Senior Center,
8 Depot St., Plymouth

Tuesday, April 12, 1:00-2:30,
White Mountains Community College,
Room 143,
2020 Riverside Dr.,

Friday, April 15, 1:00-3:00,
DHHS Brown Building, Auditorium,
129 PleasantSt.,

Thursday, April 21, 9:30-11:00,
Salem Senior Center,
1 Sally Sweet’s Way,

Friday, April 22, 9:30-11:00,
Suncook Senior Center,
10 School St.,

Comments may also be submitted electronically by visiting the following DHHS link: https://novisurvey.net/n/zz6d4.aspx.