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County seeking public input on providing services to older adult community

October 05, 2016

Did you know that more than 93,000 people age 60 and older now live in Placer County? And that number is growing by about 260 people each month.

Those who give, work, and volunteer to help aging residents continue living in their own homes are challenged by growing gaps in our social support systems.

In an effort to help bridge those gaps, Placer County as a region receives about $990,000 in federal funding from the Older Americans Act each year to provide home-delivered meals, senior lunch sites, information and referral services, transportation, in-home care, caregiver respite, home modifications, legal services and adult day care countywide.

Public input on how these are services are delivered to older adults provides the county with real-world feedback to help find solutions that best serve the evolving needs in our community.

The Placer County Community Centered Approach Workgroup is hosting public forums with the Agency on Aging Area 4. The joint effort is gathering and analyzing data on services to make recommendations for future funding allocations.

Two public meetings will be held in October to discuss local funding and program priorities:

Growing old in Placer County: Key services to help people age in their own homes

October 17
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Community Development Resource Center
Planning Commission Hearing Room
3091 County Center Drive, Auburn

October 19
1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Maidu Community Center
1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville

Written comments may also be submitted directly to Agency on Aging Area 4. For details, visit: www.agencyonaging4.org.

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