The New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) have unveiled a comprehensive public survey, aiming to shape the state’s Master Plan for Aging (MPA).
Targeting older residents, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers, the survey is designed to collect vital feedback to ensure the MPA aligns with the unique needs of these communities. Accessible in both digital and print formats, the survey is available in 17 languages and will remain open until December 31, 2023.
State Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald stressed the importance of public input, stating that the survey underpins Governor Kathy Hochul’s broader initiative to address the aging population’s challenges. The MPA, under the leadership of both DOH and NYSOFA, is developing a cohesive strategy that combines policies and programs for the elderly, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers. The intent is to empower all New Yorkers to age gracefully, ensuring health, dignity, and independence. The finalized MPA report is anticipated in early 2025.
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