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Oregon wants ideas for seniors, people with disabilities

The State of Oregon wants to hear from people about the services it should be providing for seniors and people with disabilities.

Aging and People with Disabilities, a division of the Oregon Department of Human Services, has scheduled a series of group discussion to help decide how to improve services in the future. They are free and open to the public, will begin with a short presentation, and will feature refreshments.

The following schedule has been announced so far:

Monday, October 27

• Astoria: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Clatsop County Clerk's Office, 857 Commercial St., Astoria.

Tuesday, October 28

• Hillsboro: 12:30pm - 2:00pm at the Hillsboro Public Services building, Cafeteria, 155 1st St.

• Beaverton: 5:30pm - 7:00pm at the Beaverton Community Center, Vose Room, 12350 SW 5th St. Suite 100

Wednesday, October 29

• Molalla: 10:00 am - 11:30 am at the Molalla Adult Center, 315 Kennel St.

• Oregon City: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at the Pioneer Center, 615 5th St.

Thursday, October 30

• Gresham: 5:00pm - 6:30pm at the ADS Program Center, 600 NE 8th St.

Friday, October 31

• NE Portland: 12:45pm - 2:15pm at the N/NE Multicultural Center, 5325 NE Martin Luther King Blvd.

Interpreters for people who are non-English speakers, who are deaf or hard of hearing or other accommodations for persons with disabilities are available. Please contact Rebecca Arce at Rebecca.e.arce@state.or.us or 503-947-5019 to make arrangements at least 48 hours before the meeting.