Public meeting to address concerns with Dauphin County’s Area Agency on Aging

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Dauphin County Commissioners and the county’s Area Agency on Aging will be having a series of public meetings concerning potential cuts to services in order to gauge which services area groups and residents deem to be the most important.

The public meetings will be at 9 a.m. at the following locations:

October 3 at Pheasant Hills Estates, 4400 Pheasant Hills Road, Susquehanna TownshipOctober 17 at Millersburg Senior Center, 109 Edward Drive, Millersburg

The agency’s director, Bob Burns, says funding has stayed relatively flat in past years.  But the agency lost about $350,000 in federal funding in its fiscal year that went from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  That cut the agency’s budget from $7.3 million to $7 million.  The agency made up most of that decrease through cutting positions and furloughs and attrition.