Thanks over 200 participants and attendees for great event.
Milwaukee – On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) held a “Senior Resources Town Hall” at Wilson Park Senior Center. This special Town Hall for the residents of the Third Senate District brought together city, county and state government agencies, as well as non-profit organizations that offer programs and services to help seniors in the 3rd Senate District and their families.
“One of the most important jobs my office performs is helping connect constituents with the people or agencies that can provide them with the help they need. Our seniors and those who care for them can sometimes be overwhelmed by the amount of information available. The Senior Resources Town Hall is one of the ways that I can help connect the constituents to the information and services they need,” said Carpenter.
Thirty government agencies and non-profit organizations participated at the Town Hall, and nineteen made individual presentations for the crowd of over 180 attendees. Highlights included presentations by the Wisconsin Department of Veteran’s Affairs, State Department on Health Services and the Milwaukee County Department on Aging as well as crime prevention tips from the police departments of Milwaukee and West Allis.
Non-profit organizations such as SeniorLaw, Interfaith, and Wisconsin Talking Books and Braille spoke with attendees about how their organizations can help seniors find the services they need to help live independently with the good health and good quality of life our seniors deserve.
Carpenter noted that he has held – so far – 153 Town Hall meetings and community listening sessions throughout the Third Senate District and senior residential facilities. “Whether through our Town Halls, or through meeting folks when I go door to door in our neighborhoods, my pledge is to listen to my constituents, and to respond to their needs,” said Carpenter.
Senator Carpenter represents the South Side of Milwaukee and portions of West Allis, West Milwaukee, and Greenfield.