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Commission on Aging

COMMISSION ON AGING:  Working to maintain a senior-friendly Howard County. 

THE COMMISSION'S MISSION:  To promote successful aging for older adults in Howard County. 

THE COMMISSION'S VISION:  A county in which older adults age 50 and older can live safely, comfortably, securely, independently and productively.  

ABOUT THE COMMISSION:  The Howard County Commission on Aging is a 15-member volunteer advisory board to the County Executive, County Council, and the Howard County Office on Aging. The Commission accomplishes its work through the activities of task forces and committees, researches legislation at the county and state level that impacts the health and wellbeing of older adults and their families, and provides testimony when appropriate.  Commissioners are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council for five-year terms. They represent diverse professional backgrounds, various age and ethnic groups, and many geographic areas of the county. 

COMMISSION ON AGING MEMBERS (All correspondence may be directed to the following e-mail address by clicking on the following link: coa@howardcountymd.gov)    

  • Angela Boyter
  • Peter Brunner (Chair)
  • Barbara Catlin
  • Roxanne Farrar
  • Deborah Jean Fleischmann
  • Susan Hailman
  • Julia Mattis
  • Robert McLaughlin
  • Ted Meyerson
  • Andrew Monjan
  • Eletta Morse
  • Carolyn Rimes
  • Sang K. Shin
  • Sharonlee Vogel
  • Laureen Wylie

Commission meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Ellicott City Senior Center. For additional information about the Commission, please e-mail the Commission at coa@howardcountymd.gov or Jennifer Rittenhouse, Howard County Office on Aging at jrittenhouse@howardcountymd.gov 


Meeting time and place is subject to change; please call 410-313-6410 to verify. All meetings of Howard County boards and commissions are open to the public, except under those circumstances in which a closed meeting is permitted by law. NOTE: If you need accommodations to participate in these meetings, please call Jennifer Rittenhouse 410-313-6546 (voice/relay) at least seven days in advance.


Commission on Aging Minutes 
January 2014
February 2014 (Quorum not met)
March 2014 
April 2014 
May 2014 (Quorum not met)
June 2014
July 2014 

August 2014 
September 2014 
October 2014
November 2014
December 2014 (No Meeting)
January 2015 (No Meeting)



Commission on Aging Meeting Agendas 

March 2015 Meeting Agenda


Commission on Aging White Paper-November 2012 


Aging in Focus Forum Summary