Monday, January 09, 2012

Sussex County Press release

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


Georgetown, DE (Jan. 9, 2012): 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, Jan. 23, 2012, at the Nanticoke Senior Center, 1001 W. Locust St., in Seaford.

Eric Jacobsen, Associate Professor of the University of Delaware’s School of Public Policy and Assistant Director of the Institute for Public Administration, will be the featured guest speaker at the meeting. He will provide a presentation entitled, “Maturing of Sussex County: Helping Communities Prepare for an Aging Population”. The Advisory Committee invites the public to attend the session.

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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