Older Americans Act

State Advisory Council

Title III of the Older Americans Act requires the Division of Adult Services and Aging to take into account views of recipients on the state level to advise and help in:

  • The development and administration of the state plan;
  • Conducting public hearings on the state plan;
  • Representing the interest of older persons; and
  • Reviewing and commenting on other state plans, budgets, and policies which affect older persons.

The Advisory Council on Aging members are appointed by the Governor. Eleven members, including minority representation, serve on this council and are geographically distributed across the state. Consideration is given to requirements of the state and federal programs to which the council relates. A majority of the membership of the council consists of actual or potential consumers of services under the Older Americans Act.