The New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department sought public comment through May 19, 2021 on its proposed State Plan on Aging for the period of October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2025.
The state plan has been developed to meet requirements under Title III and Title VII of the Older Americans Act. The act provides funding for a variety of programs and services for older New Mexicans and their caregivers, including supportive services, nutrition programs, disease prevention and health promotion initiatives, elder rights protection activities and caregiver support programs.
The state hearings were held virtually due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions and providde an opportunity for the public to offer comments and suggestions on the plan. Close captioning and ASL interpreters were available. The hearings were be held on May 12, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. or May 14, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.
Public input is essential to the development of the New Mexico State Plan on Aging, to ensure that our programs, supports, and services provide direct access to critical resources for older adults and people with disabilities safeguarding “lifelong independence and healthy aging.”