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Interested in Pa.’s strategy for serving its older citizens? Offer your input at an upcoming listening session

The Lancaster County Office of Aging has set up half a dozen listening sessions for residents to learn about Pennsylvania’s upcoming Master Plan for Older Adults and offer their thoughts.

The sessions are part of a statewide outreach effort to encourage public input before state officials begin crafting the plan. When completed, it will provide a 10-year roadmap for improving the delivery of services to older Pennsylvanians and individuals with disabilities and helping them maintain independence and dignity as they age.

Among the topics being considered: Housing, transportation, social inclusion, outdoor spaces and buildings, health services and social services.

The listening sessions in Lancaster will be held over the next two weeks. Individuals planning to attend one of the sessions are asked to RSVP by calling the Lancaster County Office of Aging at (717) 299-7979.

Individuals can also email comments to the state Department of Aging at; or fill out an online needs assessment, which will remain open through the end of the month.

Master Plan for Older Adults: Lancaster County listening sessions

  • 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19: SACA Senior Center, 545 Pershing Ave., Lancaster.
  • 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20: Millersville Senior Center, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 222 N. George St., Millersville.
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21: Lititz Senior Center, United Methodist Church, 201 E. Market St., Lititz.
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22: Albright Life Center, 417 W. Frederick St., Lancaster.
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27: Elizabethtown Area Senior Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown.
  • 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29: Columbia Senior Center, Columbia United Methodist Church, 510 Walnut St., Columbia.