Carroll County Commission on Aging and Disabilities
“The mission of the Carroll County Commission on Aging & Disabilities (COAD) is to represent the Bureau of Aging & Disabilities to advocate for the needs of Carroll County’s older adults, individuals with disabilities, and Veterans to ensure they receive the highest level of service, assistance, and programs.”:
The Carroll County Commission on Aging & Disabilities is a panel of 16 volunteer citizens appointed to rotating three-year terms by the Board of County Commissioners. The Commission serves as the advisory council to the Carroll County Bureau of Aging & Disabilities (BOAD) under the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended. The Commission assists the elected officials and the BOAD in gathering public opinion, providing educational and advocacy opportunities; and representation at events with a focus on the needs of older adults, individuals with disabilities, and Veterans in our community. As such, many Commission members are active in senior and disability-related organizations at the local, state, and national levels. This enables the Commission to have a large resource of information on key issues and their impact on Carroll County citizens and policies.
The Commission is comprised of residents from various communities throughout Carroll County. There are representatives from many of Carroll County’s municipalities as well as agencies:
- Adults with Disabilities
- Family Representative for Developmental Disabilities
- Health Department
- Mt. Airy
- New Windsor
- Senior Inclusion Program at Westminster Senior & Community Center
- Union Bridge
The Commission is led by a Chair with assistance from a Vice-Chair and numerous committees and area and special interest representatives. Currently, we have open positions for:
- Westminster Area
- Adult with Disabilities or Representative
The Commission meets on the second Wednesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, and November) at 10:00 a.m.in the East Pavilion of Carroll Hospital, 291 Stoner Avenue, Westminster. COAD’s meeting are open to the public. (Due to Veterans Day falling on the 2nd Wednesday of November in 2020, the meeting will be held on the first Wednesday, November 4, 2020)
For more information on the Carroll County Commission on Aging & Disabilities, or if you are interested in serving on the Commission, please contact COAD’s Recording Secretary by calling 410-386-3800.