Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2015 (S2007-B/A3007-B) authorized the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) to study the feasibility of creating an Office of Community Living (OCL). The legislation requires NYSOFA to seek public input about the creation of an Office of Community Living with the goal of providing improvements in service delivery and improved program outcomes that would result from the expansion of community living integration services for older adults and persons of all ages with disabilities.
NYSOFA has commissioned the Center for Aging and Disability Education and Research (CADER), Boston University to facilitate the OCL feasibility study. In addition, NYSOFA has convened a steering committee comprised of key stakeholders from the aging, disability, and both aging and disability to assist with gathering information pertaining to the feasibility of an Office for Community Living in New York State.
OCL Public Forums Announcement has more information on the initiative and a meeting schedule.