WESTCHESTER, NY -- Westchester County’s Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS) will hold its annual public hearing and advocacy speak-out on Friday, Sept. 19 at the Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
The hearing provides a venue for individuals to learn about and speak out on concerns that affect Westchester seniors and their families. Registration is not required to attend or speak at the meeting.
DSPS will also unveil its 2015 update to the 2012-2016 Four-Year Plan on the Older Americans Act and the New York State Community Service for the Elderly Program funds.
The plan describes the department’s goals and objectives, as well as provides an overview of reporting requirements and proposed funding strategies for the upcoming year. A formal RFP process for prospective service providers will follow in the fall. Selected providers will be announced at Phase Two of the public hearing process in December.
The plan will be available starting Monday, Sept. 15 at the DSPS office in the County Office Building at 9 S. First Ave., 10th Floor, Mount Vernon. It will also be distributed at the public hearing.
Written comments must be sent by Friday, Oct. 3 to Rose Pasquale, Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services, 10th Floor, 9 S. First Ave., Mount Vernon, NY. 10550.
The public hearing is also the regular meeting for the Aging Network, the Council on Seniors and the Older Americans Act Advisory Council.