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Pierce County meetings to focus on needs of seniors and people with disabilities

Post by Steve Maynard / The News Tribune on April 4, 2013 at 10:43 am with No Comments »
April 4, 2013 11:47 am

Seniors, people with disabilities and caregivers can speak out on services they want Pierce County to provide for them at a series of three meetings, starting April 18.

Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources is playing host to the three “community cafes” to hear “what essential services and supports are needed to create livable communities for people of all ages.”

Here’s the news release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 4, 2013

Community Cafés will help guide services in Pierce County

Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources (ADR) will host a series of three Community Cafés to help draft the 2014-2015 Area Plan Update. The Area Plan is used as a guide for planning and funding programs and services that can best serve older adults and adults with disabilities in Pierce County.

The Community Cafés are opportunities to listen to seniors, people with disabilities, families, caregivers, community leaders and service providers what essential services and supports are needed to create livable communities for people of all ages throughout Pierce County.

Community Cafés will be held three times.

· April 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at Key Peninsula Community Services, 17015 – 9th Street KPN, Lakebay. The forum is co-hosted by The Mustard seed Project & Key Peninsula Community Services.

· May 2 from 8 to 9:45 a.m. at the Lighthouse Senior Activity Center, 5016 E. “A” Street, Tacoma. The forum is co-hosted by the Aging & Long Term Care Providers Network.

· May 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Puyallup Library South Meeting Room, 324 S. Meridian, Puyallup. The forum is co-hosted by the Puyallup Area Aging in Place Coalition.

Participants are asked to RSVP by calling (253) 798-7376 or mbrown3@co.pierce.wa.us to confirm which event will be attended.

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