The Commission on Aging was established in 1979 to comply with the mandate of the Older American's Act. The purpose of this Commission is to improve and develop programs, services and opportunities for the elderly within the City of Richmond. To this end, the Commission identifies the problems and unmet needs of the elderly in the community. They then enlist the interest and participation of individuals and organizations to assist in resolving these problems and needs. In addition, the Commission coordinates actions which improve the resources for seniors in housing, health, leisure time, rehabilitation, transportation, employment, social and volunteer services. The goals of the Commission is to promote health and wellness among the senior community and advocate and promote public awareness of senior interests and concerns. The Commission sponsors an annual Senior Night Out and an annual Senior Winter Ball. It also sponsors educational workshops and trips in addition to its advocacy work. There are 13 members on the Commission who are appointed by the Mayor and ratified by the City Council. Commission meetings are held on the first Friday of each month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at City Hall.
For more agendas, minutes, and more information, visit the City Clerk's page: Commission on Aging