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Washtenaw County Establishing Commission On Aging To Help Senior Citizens

Jul 7, 2020

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners plans to improve public services in the county for senior citizens by establishing a Commission on Aging.  

The board approved a resolution that will allow them to appoint 11 members to the new commission.  Board Commissioner Jason Maciejewski says the Commission on Aging will identify current services offered to seniors and provide feedback on those resources.   

Commissioner Maciejewski: By the end of the decade, one in four residents in our county will be age 60 and over.

Currently, about 18% of the county’s population is over the age of 60.  Seniors interested in being considered for a spot on the commission should contact the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners for more information. 

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu