Thursday, May 6, 2010

State Partner Spotlight: New Mexico

Our New Mexico partner, the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department (ALTSD), is hosting a series of community forums throughout their state next week. Elders and caregivers will share their personal challenges to making ends meet in the state, and give ideas on how to help New Mexico elders meet their basic needs.

Forums will take place in Albuquerque, Farmington, and Gallup. Check out the event flyers at the New Mexico Elder Economic Security Initiative web page for more information.

The New Mexico ALTSD develops programs and public policies that address the access and delivery of integrated programs and services to adults in need, older adults, and persons with disabilities throughout the state. The Department is charged with directing and managing an array of programs and services, which emphasize home- and community-based long-term care, healthy aging, and the prevention of adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

The information gathered at these forums will undoubtedly inform and strengthen the New Mexico Elder Economic Security Standard Index, to be released this summer.

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