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Today at 2-4 PM in Chico - 4th IHSS "Listening Session"

January 7, 2020

WHEN: JANUARY 7, 2020 - TUESDAY AFTERNOON  ***TODAY***
TIME:  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)
LOCATION: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (Fourth in Series of Five) [note NEW location]
  Butte Community Employment Center – Room 120 (Condor Room - downstairs)
  765 East Avenue
  Chico, CA 95926
DIRECTIONS BY CAR - PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION: According to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), the Butte Community Employment Center is located next to Sportsman’s Warehouse. It is accessible via Butte Regional Transit lines 2 and 3.
CALL-IN from wherever: 888-324-3619
CALL-IN PASSCODE: 5400081


NEW AGENDA - PRESENTATION: "In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Overview & Sustainability Listening Sessions January 2020, presented by Debbi Thomson, Deputy Director, Adult Programs Division California Department of Social Services - PDF Document (20 pages) - from the department webpage on the Master Plan for Aging IHSS Listening Sessions (slightly updated version of presentation given at the previous three IHSS "Listening Sessions"): 
https://www.cdss.ca.gov/Portals/9/Adult-Programs/MPA/Jan2020_IHSS_ListeningSessionsPresentation.pdf

OTHER MEETING INFORMATION - webpage on the California Department of Social Services website on the Master Plan for Aging with a focus on the IHSS Program (lists out IHSS Listening Session meeting information and any related documents, and also links to Master Plan for Aging information): https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/cdss-programs/ihss/mpaihss

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: According to the California Department of Social Services, for questions about accessibility or to request reasonable accommodations for either session (January 7th or January 10th), please email or call with reasonable accommodation request no later than January 3, 2020 (Friday) and indicate which session you will attend.  
    EMAIL (for Reasonable Accommodations):  MPAIHSS@dss.ca.gov
    PHONE (for Reasonable Accommodations): Jeffrey Berndt (California Department of Social Services) at (916) 651-5362

PURPOSE OF "LISTENING SESSIONS" ON IHSS:  
  The announcement of the "Listening Session" by the California Department of Social Services said that "IHSS is one of the four main focuses of the Long-Term Services and Supports Subcommittee. These listening sessions will give IHSS recipients, providers and other stakeholders an opportunity to discuss sustainability strategies and IHSS program enhancements. These ideas will then be shared with the LTSS [Long Term Services and Supports] subcommittee."

SUBMIT (VIA EMAIL) COMMENTS & RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING MASTER PLAN FOR AGING (INCLUDING THOSE RELATED TO IHSS) [Note: email address is to the California Department of Aging (under the California Health and Human Services agency) that is facilitating the work of the two Master Plan for Aging subcommittees: EngAGE@aging.ca.gov

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