Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Sussex County Press Release

Learn about issues seniors, adults with disabilities face in Sussex County


Georgetown, DE (May 2, 2011): If you are 55 or older, if you are an adult with a physical disability, or if you know someone who is, Sussex County offers a forum in which you can voice your concerns to people who care – and who might be able to offer some guidance along the way.

The Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities meets six times each year to discuss relevant topics affecting senior citizens and those with physical disabilities. The next meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2011, at the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, in Milford.

William Love, director of the Delaware Division of Services for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities, will be the featured guest speaker at the meeting. He will discuss various services available in Delaware, with an emphasis on issues facing senior citizens, adults with disabilities and the State.

The Advisory Committee invites the public to attend the session. An open discussion, as well as a tour of the Delaware Hospice facility, will follow the featured presentation.

The Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities is an 11-member panel established by the Sussex County Council to be an advocate for programs and policies that benefit older and disabled residents. The committee meets every other month, in January, March, May, July, September and November. All meetings are open to the public.

The Advisory Committee’s mission is to increase dialogue, make recommendations to Sussex County Council, and to give support, assistance and advice on significant issues and programs that may affect the lives of the county’s aging and adults with physical disabilities populations.

For more information, visit the Advisory Committee’s page at www.sussexcountyde.gov/committees.

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