Area Agency on Aging to Host Public Forums in January

Byars%20Nutrition%20Site%20July%202015_jpg1      The Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments (ASCOG) Area Agency on Aging is hosting public forums to consider the needs of older Oklahomans. These forums will be hosted on the upcoming dates and times and at the following locations:

  • Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at the Duncan Senior Citizens Center, 1110 N. 7th Street, Duncan, OK. The Duncan Senior Citizens Center is ADA accessible.
  • Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Walters Nutrition Center, 500 E California Ave., Walters.  The site is ADA accessible.
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chickasha Nutrition Center, 203 N. 18th Street, Chickasha, OK. The Chickasha Nutrition Center is ADA accessible.
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lawton North Nutrition Center, 1705 NW. 20th Street, Lawton, OK. The Lawton North Nutrition Center is ADA accessible.

The public forum is part of a four-year planning process which will determine how ASCOG distributes and administers over $2 million annually in federal, state and local funds for aging services across eight counties.  Agencies and advocates who assist older persons in the eight-county, ASCOG planning and services area are encouraged to attend and participate in the public forums.

ASCOG currently funds ten projects including the Legal Aid project, the Center for Creative Living Education and Training project, the Cyril Nutrition Project, the Delta Nutrition Project, the Temple Nutrition Project, MaddieLuke Supportive Services and the coordination of services programs at the Grandfield, Minco, Tipton and Tuttle Senior Centers.

Older Americans Act funding for ASCOG is provided through DHS Aging Services.  ASCOG makes no distinction on the grounds of race, color, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, religion or disability.

For additional information, to request an accommodation or to see a draft of the ASCOG Area Plan Summary, contact Cathy Crockett at 580.736.7978 or croc_ca@ascog.org