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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Orange County to host 2022-27 Master Aging Plan Community Engagement Events

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The Orange County Department on Aging, and its Advisory Board, are excited to announce the kick-off of the next Master Aging Plan.   To get started, we will host Community Engagement Drop-in events during October at key locations around the County.

“This is our fifth Master Aging Plan and through the many partnerships that have been formed through this process, we are able to celebrate and say that Orange County is one the best places to age well in NC,” said Janice Tyler, Director of the Orange County Department on Aging. “We are looking forward to engaging with you at one of the community MAP gatherings.”

July 1, 2021 marked the beginning of the planning year for the 2022-27 Master Aging Plan (MAP) when we were out in the community sharing a survey to hear about the issues that Orange County residents were most concerned about for the next five years. In October we will host drop-in events across the county to share what was learned and to provide another opportunity for community members to share their thoughts and to engage with the MAP workgroup leaders.

There are seven MAP workgroups (Social Participation, Community Supports and Health Services, Transportation, Housing, Civic Participation and Employment, Outdoor Spaces, and Communication).   We welcome community members that are interesting in helping formalize the goals and strategies for the 2022-27 MAP to join one of these workgroups.

Please join us for one of the following drop-in meetings. No registration is necessary. All events are open to the public.

Community Engagement Drop-in Schedule

Seymour Center
2551 Homestead Rd., Chapel Hill, NC
Monday, October 4, from 3:30 pm – 6 pm
Monday, October 11, from 10 am – 12 noon

Passmore Center
103 Meadowlands Drive, Hillsborough, NC
Tuesday, October 5, from 11 am – 1 pm
Monday, October 11, from 4 – 6 pm

Hargraves Community Center
216 N Roberson St, Chapel Hill, NC
Wednesday, October 6, from 11 am – 1 pm

Efland-Cheeks Community Center
117 Richmond Road, Efland, NC
Thursday, October 7, from 2 – 4 pm

Cedar Grove Community Center
5800 NC 86N Hillsborough, NC
Tuesday, October 12, from 10 am – 12 noon

Virtual Event
Register in advance for confirmation and event link: www.orangecountync.gov/MAPVirtualEvent
Tuesday, October 12, from 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Rogers Road Community Center
101 Edgar Drive, Chapel Hill, NC
Thursday, October 14, from 4 – 6 p.m.

For more information, please call 919-968-2087 or visit our website at www.orangecountync.gov/departments/aging.