The Onondaga County Department of Aging is hosting two community forums this week to provide seniors. YNN's Brad Vivacqua has more on the forums to educate seniors about programs and services.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Two community forums are scheduled this week as a way to receive valuable feedback from seniors about their needs in the community. It also provides an opportunity for people to learn about the available programs and services for seniors.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Onondaga County Department of Aging will provide an overview of its current services, and highlight some different options.
The information will also be used and submitted to New York State as a way to receive possible funding in the future. Officials said the information will help develop a strategic plan for 2014.
"What are the types of services they would like to see in our community? What are some of the changes they would like to see? And, also to let us know what do they feel they would like to see continue? So, that's always a good start and gives a valuable information," said Lisa Alford, Department of Aging and Youth Commissioner.
The two forums are free and pre-registration is not necessary. The first forum will be held Tuesday at the Onondaga Senior Center on Velasko Road at 1 p.m.
The second forum is scheduled for Wednesday at the Salvation Army Adult Community Center on South Warren Street at 1 p.m.
If you live in Onondaga County and cannot make it to one of the forums, you are encouraged to email your thoughts to the Department of Aging. For more information, head to www.ongov.net/ay.