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Area Agency on Aging 1-B Seeks Feedback on Implementation Plan

Annual Implementation Plan outlines how federal and state funding for seniors services will be utilized during the 2016 Fiscal Year

Southfield, Michigan (April 14, 2015) – The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is seeking public comment on its Draft Area Implementation Plan (AIP) for the Fiscal Year 2016, which begins October 1, 2015 and ends September 30, 2016. The plan indicates how more than $21 million in federal Older Americans Act and state funds will be spent to support community-based services for older adults in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties.

Seniors, family members caring for an older loved one, elected officials, advocates and other interested parties are invited to review and comment on the proposed plan at a public hearing, which will be conducted at the AAA 1-B’s Southfield office on:

Thursday, May 21, 2015
9:00 a.m.
Area Agency on Aging 1-B
29100 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 400
Southfield, MI 48034
Phone: 248-357-2255

The hearing will include a brief overview and highlights of the Fiscal Year 2016 Draft AIP with the majority of the time allotted for public review and comment. Participants are encouraged to review the document in advance and be prepared with comments and questions.  Written comments may be mailed or delivered to the AAA 1-B Southfield office, submitted at the hearing or emailed to Andrea Mulheisen at amulheisen@aaa1b.com. The AAA 1-B will accept written comments through June 1, 2015.  Click here to download or view the Fiscal Year 2016 Area Agency on Aging 1-B Draft Area Implementation Plan.  Click here to review a “Snapshot” of Fiscal Year 2016 Area Agency on Aging 1-B Draft Annual Implementation Plan.

Older adults, caregivers, aging service providers and the general public are welcome and encouraged to participate by attending the hearing in person or by phone. Dial in using a conference telephone line at 641-715-3840. The access code for the conference line is 1042980#. To register to attend, please email Angela Dixon at adixon@aaa1b.com.

About the Area Agency on Aging 1-B
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B is a nonprofit agency responsible for services to more than 620,000 persons age 60 and older residing in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties. Through the provision of home care and community-based services, older adults are provided with options that can help maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.

The national Older Americans Act created a network of local Area Agencies on Aging across the United States to provide supportive services that enable older adults to live with independence and dignity in a setting of their choice. The AAA 1-B, established in 1974, is a part of the national Area Agency on Aging network.

For more information on the Area Agency on Aging 1-B call 1-800-852-7795, or visit www.aaa1b.com.