About the Commission on Aging

As an advisor on aging issues to the Arlington Agency on Aging, County Board, County Manager and other County agencies, the Commission assists in the following areas:

  • Developing and implementing area plans for older residents
  • Establishing and monitoring Agency objectives
  • Analyzing and inventorying the needs of older residents
  • Encouraging the participation of older persons in policy and program planning
  • Coordinating resources
  • Budgeting and allocating funds and general administration
  • Identifying and pursuing appropriate funding sources
  • Serving as a liaison between the community and public/private agencies that provide services for older residents
  • Serving as an advocate for older residents
  • Encouraging community awareness and assisting with outreach on the problems of older residents
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on community policies, programs and actions that affect older residents