ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Commission on Aging. Comprised of 15 members, the Commission strives to promote successful aging for older adults in Howard County. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 26, 2022.
As Howard County works towards being a truly age-friendly community we've already made progress to make our community more walkable, provide better options to connect and engage with one another, and support more accessible housing – for people of all ages. In the past four years, we've broken ground on the East Columbia 50+ Center, advanced our Age-Friendly Action Plan, and renovated the Bain 50+ Center to accommodate more of our older residents. I encourage anyone interested to apply for this critical position to help make Howard County the best place in the nation to live, work, play, and grow for all.
Comprised of 15 members, the Commission strives to promote successful aging for older adults in Howard County. The Commission’s work includes: participating in community activities, researching and advising the County Executive on policies, programs, and practices that impact the health and wellbeing of older adults and their families, and providing advice and support to county agencies, non-profits, and other stakeholders working to create an equitable, livable and accessible community for all older adults in Howard County.
To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be Howard County residents, 18 years of age or older, have an interest in maintaining an older adult-friendly county and be able to attend the Commission’s meetings which are held the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are currently taking place virtually.
Applicants should send a resume and brief letter explaining why they want to serve on the Commission to Kimberly Pruim either by email to [email protected] or by mail to: Howard County Government, Office of the County Executive, Attn: Kimberly Pruim, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043. The names of eligible applicants will be submitted to the County Executive for approval and then to the County Council for confirmation.
The Department of Community Resources and Services’ Office on Aging and Independence promotes the full inclusion of persons with disabilities, addresses the needs of an increasingly diverse cultural community and supports the desires of county residents to remain independent as they grow older. The Office’s commitment to a “No Wrong Door” approach makes it easier for older adults, caregivers, adults with disabilities and their families to find the services they need.
For more information about the Commission on Aging, visit www.howardcountymd.gov/COA or call the Office on Aging and Independence at 410-313-6410.