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Hearings To Be Held on County’s Four-Year Aging Plan

August 8, 2011, 11:37 AM HST
* Updated August 8, 11:55 AM
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Courtesy image, Aging With Aloha Coalition.

By Sonia Isotov

Three public hearings have been scheduled in September for the Maui County Office on Aging, a division of the Department of Housing and Human Concerns, to hear comment on the draft Maui County 2011-2015 Area Plan on Aging.

The 4-year Area Plan on Aging, that covers the federal fiscal period from October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2015, is a practical and comprehensive planning and compliance document that guides the County of Maui to assure appropriate, high quality services are delivered to the tri-island county‘s older adults.

The creation and adoption of the plan also enables the County of Maui to receive federal funds under the Older Americans Act through the federal Administration on Aging and the state Office on Aging.

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This plan describes the Older American Maui County population and the approaches to take to provide them an appropriate and coordinated system of services that fully supports their well-being.

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Anyone interested in providing comments or testimony in person is encouraged to attend a public hearing scheduled on the islands of Molokai, Maui orLanai.

The following meetings are planned:

Molokai: 1 p.m., Friday, September 9 at Home Pumehana,Kolapa Place, Kaunakakai
Maui: 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 13 at theCameronCenterAuditorium,95 Mahalani St, Wailuku
Lanai: 1 p.m., Friday, September 16 at the Hale Kupuna O Lanai,1144 Ilima Avenue,LanaiCity

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Comments may be submitted in writing to the Maui County Office on Aging,OneMainPlaza,2200 Main Street, Suite 547,Wailuku96793and must be postmarked by Friday, September 23. 

The Area Plan is available for review at the Maui County Office on Aging and is also available online at http://www.mauicountyadrc.org

For more information or to request an auxiliary aid or service, contact James Mariano at 808-270-7755 or email [email protected] at least seven (7) days before the scheduled meeting.

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