The mission of the Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs is to serve as the focal point for the development, implementation, and administration of public policy of the State of Louisiana in addressing the needs of the state's elderly citizens.
The goals of the Office of Elderly Affairs are:
1. Serve as an effective and visible advocate for the elderly of the State of Louisiana.
2. Provide leadership and direction to the 36 area agencies on aging and the sixty-four parish councils on aging, and administer several statewide programs.
The Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs is committed to: advocating for the needs and rights of all older Louisianans; improving the quality of life of our older citizens by encouraging and providing the means to achieve active, healthy, independent lives; building partnerships with communities, organizations, agencies, families, and individuals t ensure the availability and accessibility of a continuum of service for all older Louisianans; promoting public awareness and education about the aging process, trends in the aging of current older population, and projections for future generations of older persons; supporting intergenerational activities which foster mutual understanding and support, shared values and personal responsibility; interventions in the exploitation of elderly Louisianans.
This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.
This agency does not have any long-term debt for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.
This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:
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