Area Agency on Aging seeks six advisory council members-Apply by April 15

All council members are not required to dress like this!

The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging (VCAAA) is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving on its Advisory Council. The purpose of the Advisory Council is to recommend the direction of senior services and programs in Ventura County. New appointments are now being considered for two-year terms beginning July 1, 2018.

There are currently six seats available, one of which is a supervisorial appointment to represent unincorporated areas of Ventura County. Persons that live in unincorporated areas of Ventura County are encouraged to apply. The second vacancy is for a service provider to represent the interest of all senior service providers on the Advisory Council. The service provider brings the interests of service providers and the professional knowledge of unmet needs in the community and possible solutions. The third vacancy is for an individual to present the interests of veterans. Staff of organizations that provide services to or are affiliated with veterans are eligible to apply, but preference will be given to people over the age of 60 in the event that there are multiple applicants for the seat.

The remaining three seats are to serve as members of the California Senior Legislature. The California Senior Legislature is a statewide body that represents the interests of older adults in Sacramento.

By law the Advisory Council is required to have a majority of its membership be 60 years of age or older and reflect the economic, geographic, and ethnic composition of the County. Older adults and minority representatives are strongly encouraged to apply. The Advisory Council meets six times a year.

For more information or to apply for any of the six seats, please visit http://vcaaa.org/advisory-council/become-a-member/. The deadline for the three California State Legislature seats is April 9, 2018.

Those interested in applying for all other seats must submit all application materials to the VCAAA by April 15, 2018. For questions, please call the VCAAA at 477-7306 or e-mail Jannette.Jauregui@ventura.org.

The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging, an agency of the County of Ventura, is the principal agency in Ventura County charged with the responsibility to promote the development and implementation of a comprehensive coordinated system of care that enables older individuals and their caregivers to live in a community-based setting and to advocate for the needs of those 60 years of age and older in the county, providing leadership and promoting citizen involvement in the planning process as well as in the delivery of services.

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