Regional Aging Advisory Committee
Primary Responsibility Of Committee
The Regional Aging Advisory Committee is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of NCTCOG's Executive Board. This Committee assists the Executive Board in the development and implementation of the Area Agency on Aging plan for persons sixty years old and over in the 14 counties adjacent to Dallas and Tarrant Counties. The Committee also reviews proposals for aging services through NCTCOG's Aging Program under Title III of the Older Americans Act. This program does not serve Dallas County or Tarrant County, each of which has its own area agency on aging.
Number Of Committee Members
Terms Of Membership
Terms of membership are three years, with terms staggered so that approximately one third of the membership is appointed each year.
Standard Meeting Date
The Committee meets quarterly.
The composition of the Committee, according to funding agency guidelines and Committee bylaws, should include the following.
- More than 50 percent of the Committee includes older persons, older persons with the greatest economic or social need, older minority persons and participants in programs funded by the Area Agency on Aging.
- Each of the fourteen counties served by the Area Agency on Aging is represented by two persons. Representatives may include local elected and appointed officials, older citizens and representatives of older persons.
- Additional persons may serve as ex-officio members because of their special knowledge or experience with aging matters. These resource members may include representatives from the Veterans Administration and the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature.