Current and future needs of the elderly being considered 

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Office on Aging and its Advisory Council will hold a public hearing on the current and future needs of the elderly. Data gathered at the public hearing will help with future planning of services by the agency.

The public hearing will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13 at the county’s Agriculture Building, 4000 Kozloski Rd. The purpose of the meeting is to offer elderly county residents, their caregivers and the general public the opportunity to comment on the current and future needs of the elderly.

“Consumer input is vital to the future planning of services by the Office on Aging and is critical in the practical implementation of programs designed for seniors,” said Freeholder Director John P. Curley, liaison to that office.

The public hearing is held annually to help the office assess the needs of the elderly. Written testimony can be submitted at the hearing or can be mailed to: Michael T. Ruane, Executive Director, Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services, 21 Main and Court Center, Freehold, NJ. 07728-1255. Testimony may also be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“The public hearing and written testimony helps us understand what is working and what we can do better,” Ruane said. “The session also helps us gauge emerging issues and the impact the services this office provides to our seniors. We find it to be very valuable.”

Written testimony will be accepted up to the end of the Public Hearing on June 13, 2012 as part of the public record.

For further information, contact the division at 732-308-3770 or 732-431-7450.