Snohomish County’s Council on Aging needs volunteers

Aug 15, 2014

Openings are available for volunteers interested in senior issues in Snohomish County.

Snohomish County’s Council on Aging (COA) is looking for new members to serve three-year terms beginning in January 2015.

The COA manages local, state and federal funds targeted toward elderly residents and younger residents with disabilities, and helps advise the county’s Long Term Care and Aging office

“Building a more effective Council on Aging benefits the entire community,” COA Chair Ron Vivon said.

“It’s important to provide our senior residents with services to promote positive physical and emotional well-being.”

COA members serve as community representatives, planners for funding and program issues, activists for legislative matters, and monitors of program quality and services.

The 30-member COA advisory board advises not only the county’s Long Term Care and Aging office but the county’s Human Services department and Executive John Lovick.

The COA meets from 10 a.m. to noon the fourth Wednesday of every month (except December). Smaller committee groups – such as advocacy, healthy aging, diversity and senior centers – meet as needed.

Those interested in serving on the COA must complete and file an application with Snohomish County Long Term Care and Aging by Monday, Sept. 15.

To receive an application, contact Joyce Frasu at 425-388-7377 or print one directly from the COA website www.snohomishcountywa.gov/COA.

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