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Aging and Long-Term Care Commission to host candidate forum

The forum will focus on issues important to seniors, people with disabilities and related topics on aging.

This article was contributed by Deanna Trinidad, long-term care ombudsman program coordinator at Advocacy, Inc.

The Aging and Long-Term Care Commission of San Benito County is hosting a candidate forum on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 1-3 p.m. at the Hollister Community Center, located at 300 West Street. Candidates for San Benito County Supervisor Districts 1, 2 and 5 are expected to attend.

The forum will focus on issues important to seniors, people with disabilities and related topics on aging. Audience questions will be included. The League of Women Voters will moderate the event.

Deanna Trinidad

DEANNA TRINIDAD, J.D. is the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Coordinator at Advocacy, Inc., an independent, non-profit agency serving Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. Advocacy, Inc. operates the federal- and state-mandated Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and the Patients’ Rights Advocate Program. Our staff are dedicated to helping people who live in nursing homes, residential care facilities, and mental health facilities. As advocates, it is our responsibility to express the concerns and complaints of the individuals we serve, seeking resolution and remedy from their perspective.