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Input sought on plan for programs, funding that support older Kitsap residents6/25/2021

Community input is sought on the 2021 draft update to the four-year area plan for local aging residents that identifies gaps in services, demographic trends, challenges, and opportunities. The Kitsap County Department of Human Services Division of Aging and Long-Term Care, the designated Area Agency on Aging, developed the plan and encourages residents to submit comments on the draft update and learn more about resources and services available.

The 2020-2023 area plan addresses how the Kitsap County Area Agency on Aging administers programs and allocates discretionary funding to support older adults and adults with disabilities living in the community. The 2021 draft update includes a report on accomplishments from 2020-2021, COVID-19 response information and program, services, and staffing updates.

The draft update plan is posted to the Aging and Long-Term Care website at www.agingkitsap.com. A printed copy is available from the Aging and Long-Term Care office. Please call (360) 337-5700 to request a copy.

Comments on the draft update will be accepted until July 26, 2021 and may be mailed to the Kitsap County Division of Aging and Long-Term Care, 614 Division St. MS-5, Port Orchard, WA, 98366 or emailed to Tawnya Weintraub at TWeintra@co.kitsap.wa.us.

The 2020-2023 draft update plan will be presented during the Aging and Long-Term Care Advisory Council meeting August 18, and the Board of County Commissioners work-study meeting from 10 to 11 a.m. September 8. The public is welcome to attend these virtual meetings. The agendas and meeting information for the advisory council meeting will be posted here and for the Board of County Commissioners here.

For more information, contact Tawnya Weintraub at tweintra@co.kitsap.wa.us, (360) 337-5700, (800) 562-6418 or TDD (360) 307-4280.


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