Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sierra Seniors radio show January 15th, 2011

Sierra Seniors radio show January 15th, 2011

1450 KVML AM - 9:05am-9:30am

Written by: Roberta Goodwin
Host: Cathie Peacock
Topic:  What is The Tuolumne County Commission on Aging?  Cathie explained...

The Commission:
* is comprised of 20 volunteers (19 currently) who applied to the Board of Supervisors (BOS) upon recommendation by the existing commission
* meets at Area 12 Agency on Aging, Standard Road, Standard CA Conference Room C, on the second Mondays of each month, 130pm
* complies with the Brown Act requirements
* has representatives from each Supervisorial district
* includes a liaison from the BOS and the County
* consults on all matters in the county affecting county seniors, who comprise 32% of our county’s population
* posts their upcoming agenda one week before the meeting at the county's library on Greenley Road and other location(s)
* starts their meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance
* has periodic guest speakers. For example last week’s speaker was Dr. Lynn Martin, a newly-elected trustee for the Yosemite Community College District
* has various committees that meet once a month and whose topics range from education, transportation, public relations (Sierra Seniors radio show is one activity), legislation, and of course the Executive Committee

The general population of our county (not just seniors) is encouraged to contact us or attend our meetings – for questions or more information, please call our chair Ira Uslander at 770-4805.  We are most interested in hearing your concerns regarding our aging as we can refer you to someone who can help, or bring them to the attention of the county BOS for resolution.  Please encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to pay attention to the seniors in the county that you encounter, and be kind, and above all, patient, as all of us will one day get there too.

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