The Commission on Aging is the designated overall planning department for older persons in Greenwich, and has been an official department of Town government since 1975.
The mission of the Commission on Aging is to improve the quality of life for older Greenwich residents through planning, coordination, advocacy, education and Senior Center programming.
We envision a community of engaged, informed, and empowered older adults that have access to resources that support independence and enable successful aging in the community.
ONGOING ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMISSION ON AGING:
- Manages the Greenwich Senior Center
- Advocates on behalf of older adult residents, as a class, in the Town of Greenwich.
- Identifies unmet needs of older adults, conduct research and collect data.
- Provide information to the community on the needs of older adults, serve as a clearing house for disseminating information and provide public education on issues affecting older adults and their caregivers.
- Facilitate information on and referral to programs, services and benefits.
- Convene meetings and serve as a forum for issues concerning older adults, as a class.
- Provide information on funding sources for programs and encourage funding partnerships.
- Act as an independent arbiter on problems or complaints affecting older adults.
- Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with community, professional and governmental agencies: and
- Participate with Town offices and community health and human service agencies in community planning activities.
The seven volunteer members of the Commission on Aging serve three-year terms. Commission members are nominated by the Board of Selectmen and appointed by the Representative Town Meeting.