Among topics to be discussed are assistance to state’s most vulnerable population

 (Jackson, Miss.) –  The Division of Aging and Adult Services will be the focus of the Mississippi Department of Human Service’s Town Hall Meeting this Thursday. This will be the fifth in a series of eight meetings that will be hosted primarily on Facebook Live.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 25 at 4 p.m., and will include Executive Director Robert G. “Bob” Anderson, and Kenyada Blake, Director of the Division of Aging and Adult Services. Participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions concerning the topic of the day.

Among the topics to be discussed during the meeting will be a general overview assistance offered by the division, including:

  • Home and Community Based Programs
  • State Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
  • Lifespan Respite Voucher Program
  • Adult Protective Services (APS)
  • State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Not only will participants receive an overview of what assistance is available, but also who qualifies for assistance and how they can apply.

Subsequent meetings will be held each Thursday at different times to broaden the opportunity for interested parties to participate. Anyone who is not able to attend the session live can view the meeting on the MDHS YouTube page or on Facebook.

The following divisions will be highlighted during upcoming meetings:

March 4, 9:30 a.m. – Early Childhood Care and Development

March 11, 2:30 p.m. – Youth Services

March 18, 1:30 p.m. – Workforce Development and Partnership Management

“Our aging population is among our most important populations in our state,” said MDHS Executive Director Robert G. “Bob” Anderson. “We are committed to providing the services and assistance necessary to ensure they continue to live healthy, happy lives.”

For more information the Town Hall Meetings and other matters visit the MDHS Facebook page at


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