Dear Aging Network Partners, Older Adults, Families, Caregivers, and Professionals:
I am pleased to present you with a final draft copy of our new Connecticut State Plan on Aging
. The Plan is a requirement of the federal Older Americans Act and covers the period of October 1, 2017– September 30, 2020.
This draft plan was informed by public input and feedback from the Area Agencies on Aging, the aging network and other stakeholders. It presents a blueprint for the State Department on Aging, challenging ourselves and our partners to focus our work in the following areas: long-term services and supports, healthy aging, economic security, and the protection of elder rights and well-being. The plan seeks to augment and align with other state plans and initiatives, including the state’s Strategic Rebalancing Plan, Long Term Services and Supports Plan, and the Livable Communities Initiative.
After review and approval by the Governor, the plan will be sent to the federal Administration for Community Living on or before July 1, 2017.
I welcome your comments on this Plan. You may provide comments by email to Aging.firstname.lastname@example.org
. You may call us at 1-866-218-6631 to submit your comments over the phone. We will receive in-person comments May 23, 2017 from 1– 3 pm in the Board Room at the Connecticut Board of Regents, 61 Woodland Street, Hartford.
I would appreciate all comments by May 23th. Please share your name and any professional affiliation when leaving your comments.
Background on State Plan on Aging
Recent policy changes and instructions - open for public comment.