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Annual Public Hearing

Monroe County Office for the Aging (MCOFA) Public Hearing for 2020-2024 Aging Services Plan

The Monroe County Office for the Aging held it's Annual Public Hearing on Wednesday, October 16th in conjunction with the Elder Law Fair at Temple B'rith Kodesh: 2131 Elmwood Avenue. The Public Hearing was opened by Deputy County Executive Thomas Vanstrydonck. There were 106 attendees and 9 Public Speakers. 

Public Speakers provided comments on the proposed plan, including their recommendations and additional needs. Though Monroe County Office for the Aging can only provide community based services and supports, we do work with many organizations to support all needs of older adults, persons with disabilities and caregivers.

Through these speakers, Monroe County was asked to consider the following areas of need when planning:

  • Expansion of the NY Connects Program, Monroe County's Aging and Disability Resource Center, for Information and Assistance about available Long Term Care Services and Supports;
  • Additional program and service supports for Caregivers, including affordable extended Respite options, transportation, and in-home services;
  • Additional program and service supports for Individuals with Alzheimer's and other related memory disorders;
  • Additional support and advocacy for individuals in long term care facilities; including advocacy to improve care provided at skilled nursing facilities throughout Monroe County;
  • Additional program and service supports for members of the Deaf community, persons with disabilities, and individuals who do not speak or read English as their primary language - including advocating with transportation providers for more bilingual drivers, additional transportation options, additional health and wellness options and safe, affordable and accessible housing;
  • Expanded training and education options to help individuals interested in working with older adults to earn a living wage (i.e. CNA, LPN and Home Health Aid Training Programs through BOCES and area colleges).

Please click link for a copy of the 2020-2024 Four Year Plan Abstract: 2020-2024 MCOFA Abstract.pdf 

Public comments were accepted through November 30, 2019. The formal plan will be submitted to the New York State Office for the Aging in December 2019.

Plan approvals will be determined based on passage of the New York State Budget and in compliance with the US Administration on Community Living's Older Americans Act and NYS Elder Law.

Please send any comments to:

  • Monroe County Office for the Aging, 435 E. Henrietta Road, 3rd Floor Faith Building, Rochester, NY 14620
  • Phone: (585) 753-6280
  • Fax: (585) 753-6281
  • Email: MCOFA@monroecounty.gov

If you need any documents translated into another language, please email: MCOFA@monroecounty.gov or call (585) 753-6280.

Thank you for your input!

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