You Can Make a Difference
Whether you like to work on special causes or prefer to help people one-on-one, you can make a difference in the lives of older adults. We need advocates who want to learn about important issues and can contact elected officials, work on campaigns or write letters. Other volunteers can get involved in activities ranging from helping with events to being a companion for a senior in need of a friend. Perhaps you want to support programs that help older adults remain in their homes, with independence and dignity. Or, maybe you're interested in a career in the aging services field. There are many ways to get involved.
Join Council on Aging's Advisory Council -- Council on Aging (COA) is seeking new members for its Advisory Council. The Advisory Council gives voice to older consumers of services, people with disabilities and others involved in the field of aging. Members’ views are brought to the attention of the Board of Trustees and COA staff to bring about a collaboration of older citizens, people with disabilities, community agencies, and state and local governments. The Advisory Council meets four times a year. Members also attend 4-6 Board of Trustee committee meetings and are encouraged to help with advocacy and outreach. If you are interested, click here to complete the Prospective Members form.
Donate -- Your help makes it possible for seniors of modest means to remain independent in their homes with services such as Meals on Wheels and transportation to the doctor.
Volunteer -- No matter what your age, profession or skill level, there are many ways you can help older adults in our community.
Become an Advocate -- COA advocates for policies and programs that will help us achieve our mission to help adults remain independent in their own homes. We could use your help.
Career Opportunities -- If you enjoy working with older adults and have a desire to help them remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible, then a career with COA or as a Home Health Aide may be what you're looking for.