SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Senior citizens in Syracuse are voicing their concerns, and people are listening.
At the Bob Cecile Community Center, the Onondaga County Office for Aging held the first of two annual public meetings to discuss the biggest challenges that older adults face.
Commissioner JoAnne Spoto Decker believes forums like these are important in spreading awareness about what services are available to older people in the area.
“It’s definitely worth it to get out in the community and meet with people to let them know what [programs] we have,” Decker said.
Although the department currently offers plenty of resources, Decker is looking to create more policies that better serve senior citizens.
With one of the biggest issues being technology, the office is working to increase technology programming for older adults.
“A lot of the senior centers do offer technology classes… so we’re certainly very supportive of that,” Decker said.
If people missed the first meeting, the department is holding another forum at the Salina Town Hall on Nov. 9 in Liverpool.
Decker believes these types of discussions are extremely helpful in getting feedback from the community.
“There was a variety of needs, we had a variety of people here…it was amazing to me,” Decker said.
For more information, visit the Onondaga County Office for Aging website.