The North Dakota Department of Human Services is holding a public comment meeting on the State Plan on Aging from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. March 6 at Burleigh County Senior Center, 315 N. 20th St. in Bismarck.
People age 60 and older, family caregivers, advocates, service providers and other interested individuals are encouraged to attend. Comments will be used to update the plan the state submits to the federal government outlining the priorities and services the state will support with its federal Older Americans Act dollars.
Individuals who are unable to attend can provide input on the 2018 North Dakota State Plan on Aging by completing a survey online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/NQB2NYV.
Federal Older Americans Act funds help pay for home-delivered meals and meals at senior meal sites, senior legal assistance, assistive safety devices, such as grab bars, health maintenance services, such as blood pressure screenings, foot care and medication setup, a toll-free information and assistance phone line and website to help people find services and the senior companion program.