Commission on Aging Committees and Work Groups
The Executive Committee is established by the bylaws. The Committee consists of the Commission Chair and Vice Chair plus three additional Commission members to be appointed by the Commission Chair. The Committee has and can exercise the powers and duties of the Commission between meetings as appropriate. It meets at the call of the Chair. The presence of three members constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.
The Executive Committee is the strategic planning board for the Commission on Aging and is also charged with moving the Age-Friendly Arlington initiative forward. The Executive Committee has and can exercise the powers and duties of the Commission between meetings as appropriate. It meets at the call of the Chair. The presence of three members constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.
Other duties this committee is responsible for include:
- recruiting, vetting and recommending interested and knowledgeable people to serve on the commission
- recommending re-appointments of current commissioners as needed
- Presenting the nomination of chair and vice chair to the commission for approval in October
- reviewing items of special interest to older persons in the proposed Arlington County, State and Federal budgets and submitting recommendations to the Commission on Aging.
The Budget Committee is established by the bylaws. The Committee consists of not less than five Commission members appointed by the Commission Chair. The Committee:
- Reviews items of special interest to older persons in the proposed Arlington County budget and submits recommendations to the Commission for its evaluation;
- Reviews the Older Americans Act and other sources of funding for the Agency on Aging annual area plan, and submits recommendations to the Commission and Agency on Aging;
- Performs such other budgetary duties as assigned by the Commission Chair.
Housing & Community Supports Work Group
The Housing and Community Supports Work Group promotes supportive services and tools to help older Arlingtonians remain in the home of their choice (independent living, supported living or long-term care) and live safely. This Work Group focuses on housing policies and programs to maintain the availability of appropriate, affordable and accessible housing for all older Arlington residents and make Arlington a more age-friendly community.
Long Term Care Residences Work Group
The Long-Term Care Residences Work Group advises the Arlington County Board on issues related to long-term care residences in Arlington. It seeks to enhance the quality of care and quality of life in long-term care residences and supports access, availability, and affordability in such residences. This Work Group was created in March 2017 and its genesis is the former Commission on Long Term Care Residences.
Legislative Work Group
The Legislative Work Group, either independently or through its involvement with the Northern Virginia Aging Network (NVAN), develops a draft legislative package for the Virginia General Assembly which is presented to the Commission for its endorsement. The Work Group monitors issues of interest to the Commission at the State and Federal levels. The Work Group meets with members of the Arlington County Board, members of the Arlington delegation to the General Assembly and elected Federal leaders, advocating on behalf of the Commission’s position on legislative matters.
Information & Outreach Work Group
The Information and Outreach Work Group develops and implements outreach and information programs which provide older adults with knowledge of and access to available services, activities, and programs, including educational opportunities.
Positive Aging, Inclusion and Enrichment Work Group
The Positive Aging, Inclusion and Enrichment Work Group focuses on programs and services in our community that encourage active, healthy, engaged older adults and a community that values their presence and participation. This Work Group works with community partners, schools and local businesses to promote and encourage the participation of older adults in the community.
Transportation Safety and Accessibility Work Group
The Transportation Work Group reviews transportation programs, evaluates issues of safety and accessibility and makes recommendations to the Commission on necessary actions to expand or create services for older adults.