Seeking Comment on Senior Services
The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM) is seeking public comment on its Draft Area Implementation Plan (AIP) for the Fiscal Year 2016, which runs from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. The plan includes goals and objectives defining how federal Older Americans Act and state Older Michiganian Act funds will be spent to support home and community-based services for older adults in Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Montcalm, Mecosta, Newaygo and Osceola 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 AAAWM office on:
Monday, June 1, 2015
Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan
3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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. The Fiscal Year 2016 Draft AIP will be available for review and/or download on the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan website (www.aaawm.org) on May 15, 2015.
Interested parties may attend the hearing in person or may participate by
- Commenting on the website (www.aaawm.org)
- Responding on AAAWM’s Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/AreaAgencyOnAging)
- Sending a letter to the address above.
Written comments may be mailed or delivered to the AAAWM office, submitted at the hearing or emailed to Sandra Ghoston-Jones, Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan Contract Coordinator and Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org. AAAWM will accept written comments through June 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm.
The Area Plan will be considered by the AAAWM Advisory Council at their meeting on June 1, 2015. The AAAWM Executive Board will consider the recommendation(s) of the Advisory Council at their meeting on June 22, 2015, at which time they will make a recommendation regarding the Area Plan to the AAAWM Board of Directors. The AAAWM Board will consider the recommendations of both bodies and any public comments on the Area Plan at their meeting on June 22, 2015.
For additional information about the hearing or provisions to the Plan, contact Sandra Ghoston-Jones at 616.222.7012.