Commission on Aging

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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.

MISSION:

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.

VISION:

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.

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