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Senior services commission invites public input at October 10 meeting - 10/08/19

Eugene, Ore. – The Governor’s Commission on Senior Services (GCSS) invites the public to provide their insights and ideas during a daylong meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at the University of Oregon Baker Downtown Center, Alaska & Mexico Rooms, 975 High St., Eugene, OR, 97401.

The agenda includes:

  • A keynote speech from Jessie F. Richardson Foundation Founder and CEO Keren Brown Wilson, Ph.D.;
  • Guest speakers representing the Lane Council of Governments Senior & Disability Services, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oregon, AARP, Alzheimer’s Association, Senior Companion Program, Easter Seals and the HIV Alliance;
  • A discussion panel of elected officials including: Joe Berney, Lane County Commissioner; Steve Moe, Springfield City Councilor; Lucy Vinis, Eugene Mayor; and, Christine Lundberg, Springfield Mayor; and,
  • Opportunities for public comment from 9:30-9:45 a.m. and 3:30-3:50 p.m. and a meet and greet session with GCSS commissioners from noon to 1 p.m.

Anyone who is unable to attend in person may call into the conference line at (503) 934-1400 using access code 382 5017. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Lori Watt at Lori.C.Watt@state.or.us or 503-945-6237. For questions about the meeting, please contact: Deb McCuin, program analyst at Debbie.Mccuin@state.or.us.

About the Governor’s Commission on Senior Services

The Governor’s Commission on Senior Services is dedicated to enhancing and protecting the quality of life for all older Oregonians. Through cooperation with other organizations, and advocacy, the commission works to ensure that seniors have access to services that provide, choice, independence, and dignity.

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