Area Agency on Aging to Host Public Hearing

ascogaaaThe Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments (ASCOG) Area Agency on Aging is hosting a multipurpose, public hearing to consider the needs of older Oklahomans in Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Grady, Jefferson, McClain, Stephens and Tillman counties for state fiscal years ending in June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2017.  The meeting will be held December 8 at 9:00 a.m. at the Red River Technology Center, Jerry D. Morris Business and Industry Service Center at 3300 W Bois D’Arc, Duncan.  Red River Technology Center is ADA accessible.

The public hearing 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 hearing.

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 copy of the ASCOG Area Plan Summary, contact Cathy Crockett at 580.736.7978 or croc_ca@ascog.org.