Commission on Aging
What is the Commission on Aging?
The Commission on Aging (COA) is a group of 16 citizens who live or work in Calvert County, appointed by the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners, representing all three county districts, to work with the Office on Aging.
The purpose of the Commission is to:
- Advocate for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
- Provide information, guidance, advice and recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on matters concerning seniors and individuals with disabilities.
- Keep informed of developments, programs, and available funds at local, state and national levels concerning needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities.
- Plan, initiate and implement projects and activities that benefit seniors and individuals with disabilities.
- Serve as an advisory council to the Calvert County Office on Aging.
The Commission on Aging meets the third Thursday of each month at 9 a.m.at Calvert Pines Senior Center and other locations of interest. Meetings are open to the public.
The Commission on Aging focuses on current issues affecting seniors in Calvert County:
- Housing - advocate for more affordable senior and low-income housing.
- Transportation - raise awareness of the ever growing need for transportation options in the county to aid seniors getting to and from appointments, church, shopping or activities.
- Dementia and Mental Health Education and Awareness - highlight programs and resources for those suffering from dementia or a mental health condition and their caregivers.
- Community Awareness and Outreach - help to get information out to the community regarding county services available to seniors and individuals with disabilities.
- Kathy Baron
- Beverly Butler
- Jeannette Findley
- Elizabeth Foster
- Harriet Gossett
- Tanea Granlund
- Sudha Haley, Ph.D.
- Yolanda Hipski
- Bessie Hoskins
- Frank Krohnert
- Terry Long
- Margaret Phipps
Susan Justice, Division Chief, Office on Aging
If you are interested in advocating for older adults and individuals with disabilities in Calvert County submit an application to the Board of County Commissioners. The application is available on our Volunteer Boards and Commissions page.