Public Hearing Notice

October 19, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Office for the Aging


The Advisory Committee and staff of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Office for the Aging invite you to attend our public hearing session. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive input from older adults, caregivers, and community members about our service plans for the upcoming 2023 program year.

The Advisory Committee is a group of concerned older adults, service providers and others who meet to review the programs and services of the Office for the Aging. The public hearing is held to learn from local elders and others what current needs exist within the community and what issues are important to them.

The public hearing will be held at the Tsi Tetewatatkens Senior Center located at 29 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, behind the Tribal Police Station. If you are unable to attend the public hearing in person, we still want to hear from you. You can provide comments by:

-Mailing your written comments to:

Lora Lee La France, Director

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Office for the Aging

71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way

Akwesasne, NY 13655

-Emailing the Director at

-Calling the center at (518)358-2963 to have a staff person assist you

-Contacting an Advisory Committee Member. Comments can be submitted to:

Agnes Jacobs, Tribal Council (518)358-2272

Michael Cook, Health Services (518)358-3141

Mary Jo Terrance, Mohawk Indian Housing (518)358-4860

What does the Office for the Aging do with all the comments provided? We gather the input from community members to be consistent with the Older Americans Act which assures that aging services are designed by each community based on unique local needs and resources.

Comments we gather at the hearing help guide us as we develop our service plans so that it meets the needs of elders in Akwesasne. In previous years, we used the comments provided to allocate more funding for cultural programming and increase the number of exercise classes offered.

How do I know what is in the service plan? The Office for Aging will be releasing a summary of the proposed service plan before the public hearing. A community notice will be issued once the summary is available at the Seniors Center.

What can I expect at the Public Hearing? The hearing will begin with welcome words from the Advisory Committee followed by a presentation from the Office for the Aging on the 2023 Programs and Services. After the presentation the Advisory Committee will open the floor for comments until they close the hearing. Please note that the Office for the Aging staff will not be available during the comment session to answer questions.

What if I need special accommodation to participate in the Public Hearing? Please notify us in at least a week in advance that you will need interpretation services or large print materials or other assistance to be able to fully participate. You can contact the office at (518)358-2963 or email

We look forward to seeing you at the Public Hearing and hearing your comments.


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