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

The public hearing will be held at 2 p.m. June 16 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.

“This important information is vital to the future planning of services by the Office on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans’ Interment,” said Freeholder Amy A. Mallet, liaison to that office.

The public hearing is held annually to help the office assess the needs of the elderly the disabled and the veterans. Written testimony can be submitted at the hearing or can be mailed to: Thomas Pivinski, Executive Director, Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans' Interment, 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 and what the new trends are,” Pivinski said. “I encourage everyone who is impacted by the services my office provides to attend and provide input. We find it to be very valuable.”

Written testimony will be accepted up to the end of the Public Hearing on June 16, 2010 as part of the public record.

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