Committee Members

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

AGENDA

Advisory Committee on Aging
The Advisory Committee on Aging will hold its next public meeting on:
Wednesday January 15, 2020
2:00 PM
Freedom Town Hall

Members: Rick Davidson, Sandy Boyle, Cindy Fleming, Linda Habif, Cheryl Harris, Anne Cunningham

Agenda:

● Review minutes from the October 24 meeting
● Discuss options for the future of the Freedom Senior Resource Coordinator position
● 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

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.

2. Identify services to help seniors stay in their homes, i.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?

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