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Town hall meeting for senior community set for March 29

March 21, 2016

Home is where the heart is. This is especially true for the 140,000 people in Placer County age 50 and older (38 percent of the entire population), some of whom may have concerns about staying in their homes as long as they can.

The senior years can be an exciting stage in our lives, but can also present challenges for our seniors and their caregivers. Placer County’s Older Adult Advisory Commission in conjunction with the Area 4 Agency on Aging offers assistance to our golden generation to help them remain as independent as possible.   

Placer County District 1 Supervisor Jack Duran and Roseville City Councilwoman Bonnie Gore will host a town hall meeting for senior citizens and family caregivers March 29 in Roseville to identify issues important to the county’s senior community. The meeting is an opportunity for the community to learn about and offer suggestions for older adult services that meet the preferences and needs of our seniors.

“I am looking forward to hearing from these important members of the Placer County community,” said Duran. “Not only is this town hall an opportunity for our citizens to learn about available services, but they can also offer feedback and have their questions answered by experts.”

The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 29, at the Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, in Roseville from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

The meeting is open to the public, but space is limited. Anyone interested in attending should call to reserve their seat, 530-889-9500 extension 216, or to request disability-related accommodations in advance. 

In addition to attending the upcoming town hall meeting you can help Placer County by participating in an online needs assessment survey. The assessment will have an impact on determining which older adult services are needed and if they will be funded. 

The online survey can be found at http://agencyonaging4.org

People are encouraged to complete a survey in as many of the below categories as appropriate. 
 
•   Older adult survey;
•   Caregiver of one or more older adults;
•   Professional or provider working with older adults and 
•   Concerned citizens survey

These surveys are very important to the future of older adult services in Placer County. We highly encourage you to share these with your friends, family and colleagues.
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