Governor Hochul’s Master Plan For Aging at Mercy Care Forum

New York has a new plan to help the millions of seniors living here in the state. Governor Kathy Hochul’s Master Plan For Aging was the focus of some of the keynote addresses at this year’s annual educational forum hosted by Mercy Care for the Adirondacks at Paul Smith’s College, that brought together healthcare providers and stakeholders. The Acting Director of the New York State Office for the Aging, Greg Olsen, talked about some of the pressing issues facing seniors and their families, like waiting lists for caregivers, transportation & housing for seniors, as well as the Master Plan For Aging and the services and policies being developed over the next couple of years that will go into the plan. The Master Plan will cover services for nearly 5-million New York seniors over the age of 60. The state office for aging is developing the plan along with the New York State Department of Health.

Greg Olsen was one of the stakeholders who joined our panel of experts, here in our studios at Mountain Lake PBS, a few weeks ago, for a forum on Aging, and the new Master Plan For Aging being crafted here in New York State.