Openings are available for volunteers interested in senior issues in Snohomish County. Snohomish County’s Council on Aging (COA) is looking for new members to serve three year terms beginning in January 2017. The COA manages local, state and federal funds targeted toward elderly residents and younger residents with disabilities, and helps advise the county’s Office of Long Term Care and Aging.
The COA meets from 10:00 – 12:00 noon on the fourth Wednesday of every month (except December – there is no meeting in December). Smaller committee groups – such as advocacy, healthy aging, diversity and senior centers meet as needed. Participation on a committee is required for all COA members, in addition to attending the monthly COA meetings.
Those interested in serving on the COA must complete and file an application with Snohomish County Long Term Care and Aging. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. For more information, please refer to the COA Frequently Asked Questions or contact Joyce Frasu at 425-388-7377 or email@example.com.
Snohomish County actively encourages members of diverse communities to apply. The Council on Aging strives for a membership that represents all the areas of the county.
2016 Council on Aging
Who We Are
The Council on Aging (COA) is a 30 member citizens' advisory board comprised of energetic and dynamic Snohomish County residents who are interested in addressing the needs and issues facing older persons and younger persons with disabilities. The COA advises staff regarding management of federal, state and local funds targeted for our elderly citizens.
The purpose of the council shall be to advise the staff of the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD), the Human Services Department and the County Executive on all matters of policy and implementation of the Snohomish County Area Plan on Aging in order to secure and maintain maximum independence and dignity for older residents of Snohomish County and all individuals receiving services administered by the Aging and Disability Services Division.