Age Well, the leading experts on aging in Northwestern Vermont announced that they are recruiting additional community members to join the Age Well Advisory Council. Members of the council play an integral role in providing feedback and guidance on key issues and trends affecting older Vermonters in Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties. Age Well invites new council members to bring varying viewpoints, experiences, and diverse backgrounds to the agency’s service planning efforts.
“We are excited to expand our Advisory Council as we gather feedback from community members about the important issues around aging,” said Jane Catton, Age Well’s Chief Executive Officer.
Age Well, which operates in part under direction and funding through the Older American’s Act, is responsible for establishing and maintaining an Advisory Council. Under the Older American’s Act language, Advisory Council membership may consist of “older individuals (including minority individuals and older individuals residing in rural areas) who are participants or who are eligible to participate in programs assisted under this Act, family caregivers of such individuals, representatives of older individuals, service providers, representatives of the business community, local elected officials, providers of veterans’ health care, and the general public, to advise continuously the area agency on aging on all matters relating to the development of the area plan, the administration of the plan and operations conducted under the plan.”
If you are interested in learning more about joining Age Well’s volunteer Advisory Council, please contact Tracey Shamberger, Director of Public Relations and Business Development, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 802-662-5271.
To learn more about Age Well visit Agewellvt.org.