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Master Plan for Aging Public Listening Session Coming to Rochester Aug. 10th

The NYS Department of Health (DOH) and Office for the Aging (SOFA) will host the next in a series of regional Master Plan for Aging (MPA) meetings on Aug. 10, 2023 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Pieters Family Life Center Auditorium in Rochester, allowing the public an additional opportunity to learn more about and weigh in on NY’s efforts to become the most age- and disability-friendly state in the nation.

The Pieters Family Life Center Auditorium is an accessible facility located at 1025 Commons Way, Rochester, NY 14623. Registration is required to attend this live Listening Session.

Governor Hochul signed Executive Order 23 in November 2022 calling for the development of an MPA to improve the lives of today’s older adults and create a better system of care across the lifespan. The State has since gained momentum by establishing a Stakeholder Advisory Committee, issue-focused subcommittees, and more narrowly focused workgroups to help drive stakeholder recommendations.

Additionally, the State will continue to solicit public feedback throughout the process via regional meetings, surveys, and additional outreach in order to incorporate the needs and solutions most appropriate for each community in the final, statewide MPA.

Previous regional meetings – held in NYC in early June and in Albany and Plattsburgh in July – highlighted the need for every agency and stakeholder to engage and re-envision their strategies to foster healthy aging throughout the lifespan for all New Yorkers, with a focus on equity. At each of these Town Hall events, State officials reviewed progress on the MPA and welcomed local leaders before opening the floor to questions and comments from those in the live audience or watching online.

Keep up with news on the MPA, including future Town Hall and survey announcements, on LeadingAge NY’s website.

Contact: Annalyse Komoroske Denio, akomoroskedenio@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8866