The Chicopee Council on Aging at RiverMills Center
Duties & Responsibilities
The duties of the Council on Aging are to:
Identify the needs of older adults 60 years or older & their younger spouses residing in the City
Educate the community & City officials
Enlist the support & participation of all citizens concerning those needs
Design, promote, & implement services to fill those needs
Services & Grants
The Council also coordinates existing services in the City & promotes & supports other programs which are designed to assist older adults in the community. The Council identifies funding sources, applies for appropriate grants, & administers grant-funded programs.
The Council on Aging must be aware of state & federal legislation concerning funding, information, exchange, & program planning to improve community programming for older adults.