NEWS from the North Dakota Department of Human Services 600 East Boulevard Avenue â Department 325, Bismarck ND 58505-0250 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2010 Contact: Sheryl Pfliger, Assis... Read More
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Department 325, Bismarck ND 58505-0250
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2010
Contact: Sheryl Pfliger, Assistant Director, Aging Services Division, 701-328-4645, LuWanna
Lawrence, Assistant Public Information Officer, 701-328-1892
Agency to hold public hearing in Dickinson to update State Plan on Aging
The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Aging Services Division
hosting a public hearing in Dickinson to gather comments about services necessary to help older
individuals and adults with physical disabilities remain living independently in their homes and
The public hearing will be held on April 5 at the Dickinson City Hall, 99 Second St. E., from 10 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m. MT. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the Region VIII Council on Aging
“The comments we gather will help us update North Dakota’s State Plan on Aging, which describes
our priorities and t
he services we support with our federal Older Americans Act dollars,” said Aging
Services Division Director Linda Wright. “We are seeking comments about services and needs in
general, as well as division-funded services.
The Aging Services Division funds a variety of valuable services including a toll-free information and
assistance phone line and Web site, home-delivered meals, meals at senior meal sites, foot care,
pulse and rapid health inspections, medication set-up, senior legal assistance and the senior
companion program. The division also funds the Family Caregiver Support Program, long-term care
ombudsman services, and services provided when people report potential abuse, neglect, or financial
exploitation of seniors and other vulnerable adults.
Public hearing sites are accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals who need auxiliary aids to
participate or who have questions should call the department’s Aging and Disability Resource LINK at
1-800-451-8693 or Relay ND at 800-366-6888 or 711.
Individuals unable to attend the public hearing can submit written comments by May 7, 2010, to the
N.D. Department of Human Services Aging Services Division at 1237 W. Divide Ave., Suite 6,
Bismarck, ND 58501.
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