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State to Host Two Buffalo-Area MPA Town Halls This Week

The NYS Department of Health (DOH) and Office for the Aging (SOFA) will host the next two events in a series of regional Master Plan for Aging (MPA) Town Halls in Buffalo this week, allowing local providers and the public additional opportunities to learn more about and weigh in on the State’s coordinated effort to lead the nation in age- and disability-friendly policy.

The Buffalo-area Town Halls will take place on Thurs., Sept. 7th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church and on Fri., Sept. 8th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Amherst Center for Senior Services.

Registration is required for in-person attendance. However, the events will also be broadcast live online:

  • Register to attend the Sept. 7th Town Hall at the Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church in person or online.
  • Register to attend the Sept. 8th Town Hall at the Amherst Center for Senior Services in person or online.

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 to create a better system of care across the lifespan. LeadingAge NY staff and nearly two dozen member providers have been participating in and helping to lead issue-focused workgroup discussions with the goal of issuing actionable recommendations in early 2024. Simultaneously, the State has gained momentum by soliciting public feedback through regional Town Halls, surveys, and additional outreach to ensure that the needs and solutions most appropriate for each community are incorporated into the final MPA.

Keep up with all the news on the State’s MPA on LeadingAge NY’s website.

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