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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2007
CITY’S ELDERLY AFFAIRS DIVISION
RELEASES DRAFT AREA PLAN ON AGING
The public is invited to review and comment on the City’s proposed Four-Year Area Plan on Aging.
The plan, which covers the period from October 1, 2007, through September 30, 2011, identifies the needs of
Karen Miyake, the county executive on aging and chief of the Elderly Affairs Division, said, “The number of older individuals, those 60 years of age and older, is growing faster than any other segment of Honolulu’s population. In 1980, just 11 percent of our county’s total population was 60 or older. But by 2010, only a few years from now, that number will top 20 percent as the first baby boomers reach 65. This plan will help us respond to what should be significant shifts in everything from health care demands to leisure time activities.”
The 251-page plan includes a demographic profile of the target group, health statistics and trends, a comprehensive listing of service providers and the number of clients they serve, and an inventory of resources, as well as recommendations for action.
The draft plan is available at www.elderlyaffairs.com/DraftAreaPlan.pdf
Miyake urges the public, service providers, governmental entities, and other interested parties to review the plan and offer comments at a number of public hearings scheduled for the following dates and locations:
June 14, 2007
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
ORI Anuenue Helemano
June 18, 2007
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
June 20, 2007
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
June 26, 2007
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Comments may also be submitted by mail or fax to:
Elderly Affairs Division
Attn: Karen Miyake,
Fax: (808) 527-6895
For additional information about the plan, contact Pat Tompkins, Chief Planner, Elderly Affairs Division, at (808) 768-7712.
Debbie Kim Morikawa, Director, 768-7760
|Tuesday, June 12, 2007|