The message below is from the NYS Office for the Aging, the Association on Aging in NY, and AARP NY.
Here’s your chance to share your ideas for a better path to retirement security, healthy aging, long term services & supports and elder justice in New York State.
The New York State Office for the Aging, the Association on Aging in NY and AARP have partnered to seek input from New York’s Aging Services Network by way of a survey based on four themes established by the White House Conference on Aging: Retirement Security, Healthy Aging, Long Term Services & Supports and Elder Justice.
The White House Conference on Aging is dedicated to identifying and advancing
actions to improve the quality of life for older Americans. Viewed as a catalyst for
development of aging policy over the past 50 years, the White House Conference on
Aging has generated ideas and the momentum to establish new initiatives and key improvements in many of the programs that represent America’s commitment to older Americans including: Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and the Older Americans Act.
Survey responses and input from the regional forums will become the subject of a solutions-based white paper on behalf of New York State that will be presented to the White House Conference on Aging.
New York’s input is critical. That’s why we’re asking the aging services network, caregivers, elders, and anyone with an interest in aging issues, to provide input via an electronic survey. There are four brief surveys on each of the four themes:
- Retirement Security
- Healthy Aging
- Long Term Services and Supports
- Elder JusticeRegional Forums
In March there will be 5 regional forums throughout the state. On Thursday, March 26th: Western
NY (Buffalo area/Cheektowaga), Capital District (Albany) and New York City. On Friday, March 27th: Long Island (East Farmingdale) and Central New York (Syracuse). The input from these forums will be included in New York’s white paper.
Go to www.agingny.org/WhiteHouseConferenceonAging.aspx for details on the regional forums and take the survey.