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NH DHHS Releases Proposed NH State Plan on Aging and Announces Public Input Sessions
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Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services
Publish Date:
April 30, 2019

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS) has released a preliminary draft of the next NH State Plan on Aging (SPOA). The draft plan is the result of input from a robust stakeholder engagement process last fall that included 13 listening sessions across the State and an online State Plan on Aging Survey.

To assure significant feedback on the proposed plan, DHHS will provide four opportunities for stakeholders and the public to provide additional input. The public comment session locations are listed below. The final SPOA will be submitted to the Federal Administration for Community Living, which is a requirement to receive federal funding for the Older Americans Act programs in New Hampshire.

“The preliminary draft of the State Plan on Aging is the result of a thorough statewide process, including guidance from the State Plan on Aging Planning Committee and the Legislative Committee on Aging,” said BEAS Administrator Wendi Aultman. “We were particularly encouraged by the number of people who completed surveys and came out to one of the many listening sessions held over the winter, and we believe we have created a four-year plan that reflects the needs of New Hampshire’s older adult population.”

State Plan on Aging Public Input Sessions:

  • North Conway, April 30, 12:30 – 2:00pm
    Gibson Center for Senior Services
    14 Grove Street, North Conway
  • Derry, May 1, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Derry Municipal Center
    Town of Derry
    14 Manning Street
    Derry, NH 03038
    3rd Floor, Large Meeting Room
  • Concord, May 2, 1:00 – 2:30pm
    Department of Health and Human Services Auditorium
    Brown Building
    129 Pleasant Street, Concord
  • Concord, May 2, 4:30 – 6:00pm
    Department of Health and Human Services Auditorium
    Brown Building
    129 Pleasant Street, Concord

In addition to the public comment sessions, DHHS will also accept feedback on the draft proposal during a formal, four-week public comment period that will run through Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Written submissions may be sent to: spoa@dhhs.nh.gov, or by U.S. mail sent to:

  • Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services
    105 Pleasant Street
    Concord, NH 03301
    ATTN: State Plan on Aging

If accommodations are needed for communication access such as interpreters, CART (captioning), assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services, please contact Kimberly Hillson at 1-800-852-3345 x 9215 or Kimberly.Hillson@dhhs.nh.gov. At least 5 business days’ advance notice is requested in order to assure availability; requests made fewer than 5 days prior to the event will attempt to be accommodated but cannot be guaranteed.

The preliminary draft of the NH State Plan on Aging is available at: www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/beas/spoa.htm

 
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