Astorino Announces Seniors Public Hearing September 22 at County Center

DSPS public hearingAug. 28, 2017 -- Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino invites you to the Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS) Annual Public Hearing on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains.

“The purpose of the public hearing is two-fold,” Astorino said. “We want to share the department’s plans for 2018, and we want to hear from seniors, practitioners and policymakers about how we can best achieve our goals. As always, our mission is to help older adults maintain their independence and dignity as they remain in the communities they know and love.”

All are welcome to attend and provide input; registration is not required. A light breakfast will be available at 9 a.m. and the program will begin at 9:15 a.m.

DSPS Commissioner Mae Carpenter will use the hearing as an opportunity to discuss new initiatives and unveil the department’s abstract for the 2018 Annual Implementation Plan, which details the proposed use of funding available from the Older Americans Act and the New York State Community Services for the Elderly Program. The abstract will be distributed to those in attendance and informational packets on DSPS programming and services will also be available.

The proposed 2018 Annual Implementation Plan is available upon request at the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services, 9 South First Ave., 10th Floor, Mount Vernon. Written comments on the plan may be submitted by Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Pleases direct all related correspondence to Rose Pasquale at the department’s aforementioned address or by e-mail at .

The annual public hearing will also serve as the regular meeting for the Aging Network, the Council on Seniors and the Older Americans Act Advisory Council. For additional information, please call (914) 813-6300 or visit