Committee Members

Rick Davidson – Chair
Cindy Fleming
Sandy Boyle
Cheryl Harris
Anne Cunningham
Linda Habif

Committee on Aging

Freedom Advisory Committee on Aging

A PUBLIC MEETING of the
Freedom Advisory Committee on Aging will be held electronically
On Monday, September 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis and in accordance with Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order #12 pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04 and following the declaration of an emergency by the Chair of the Freedom Planning Board, , this Board is authorized to allow to meet electronically.

Please note that there is no physical location to observe and listen contemporaneously to the meeting.  The planning board is using the Zoom platform for this electronic meeting.  To join the meeting via Zoom, please go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86106323943 and enter the code 861 0632 3943 (if requested) at the appointed time.  If you don’t have internet access, please use this phone number: 929 205 6099.  In addition, instructions for joining this meeting will be provided on the home page of the town of Freedom’s website: www.townoffreedom.net.  If anyone wanting to join the meeting has a problem accessing the meeting, please call 603-539-6323 at the time of the meeting.

Agenda:

  • March 17 and April 30 meetings were cancelled – Review minutes from the January 15th meeting
  • Discuss continuing the search for the Freedom Senior Coordinator position

Future:

  • Gibson Center (AARP) update
  • Investigate establishing non-town groups to disseminate information pertaining to unofficial services and possibly apply for communications funds
  • Update on initiatives from other towns
  • Other business

Charge of the Committee

This committee will study ways to help seniors stay in town. The charge of this committee is:

  1. Identify why seniors are leaving Freedom
    • Interview seniors who have left Freedom for other places to understand why they were unable to stay in town
      • Review “aging in place” literature to identify the factors that help seniors to stay in their homes or in their town.
  1. Identify services to help seniors stay in their homes, e., making homes safe and livable on one floor, helpers for chores or activities of daily living, transportation to shopping and doctors, social outings or home visits, and other support (specify)
    • Identify where to source the services
    • Find who can provide services, what cost, whether there are grants to cover them
    • Describe how to deliver and who will pay?