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Advisory Council Meeting

November 18, 2010

Minutes

Held at 2573 Midpoint Drive, Ste. 108

Fort Collins, Colorado  80525

 

Members Present:

Jay Adams

Nancy Arthur

David Born

 

Melissa Buckskin

Dean Cunningham

Helen Davis

 

Carolyn Funk

Marcy Greenslit

Howard Hay

 

Judy Jones

Randy Mergler

Ellen Pihlstrom

 

Mary Shultz

Debbie Tellez

Stan Ulrich

 

 

 

 

Members Absent :

Peggy Bowers

Bill Prather

Kristina Seth

 

Earl Stevens

Bob Tholl

Sharon Zamora

 

 

 

 

Staff Present:

Tina Barker

Monica Becker

Tina Corrigan-Hugo

 

Ruth Long

Katy Mason

Lynette McGowan

 

Linda Rumney

Ed Rutherford

Laura Sutherlin

 

Laura Walker

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

Marcy Greenslit called the meeting to order at 1:09 p.m.

CONSIDERATION OF TODAY’S AGENDA AND MINUTES OF October 14, 2010

Minutes stand as presented.

CHAIR REPORT

Marcy Greenslit reported that the Committee is in the process of reviewing site visits.  Marcy wanted to encourage all members to help in the review process.  The Executive Committee meets on the third Friday at 9:15 a.m. at the Fort Collins Senior Center.  The Committee will start reviewing the site visits in December. 

UPDATE ON OFFICE ON AGING

Ruth Long reported on the election results.  She acknowledged that a crisis was averted when Propositions 60 and 61 and Amendment 101 did not pass.  Ruth stated that the state budget is still in dire straits.  We are being told that there will be no changes to this year’s allocation, but all bets are off for next year’s funding that starts on July 1, 2011.

 

Ruth announced that she has been appointed to the Colorado Commission on Aging and will attend her first meeting tomorrow. 

 

Ruth reported that there is a new director of the Division of Aging & Adult Services.  His name is Dan Daly and he is new to the aging network.  He has reorganized the division.    

 

Staff Reports

Katy Mason announced that the Community Outreach Committee is distributing the new Medicare Part D brochures.

OFFICE ON AGING PARTNER PRESENTATION:  Katy Mason & Lynette McGowan

Katy Mason and Lynette McGowan gave presentations of what they do for the Office on Aging.  See attached PowerPoint presentations.

 

ADJOURNMENT                                                     

Marcy adjourned the meeting at 1:56 p.m.


 

 

ADVISORY COUNCIL’S INPUT INTO THE FOUR YEAR PLAN

November 18, 2010

 

Ruth gave an overview of how she will put the four year plan together.  Information will be gathered through the Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults (CASOA), the Foundation on Aging (FOA) Focus Groups and the Advisory Council input.  This information will give us a current picture of older adults in order to develop goals and strategies for the next four years.  We are required to target services for the most vulnerable and the most in need in our community. 

 

The following agenda items were also discussed:

 

Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults (CASOA) Summary

Ruth went through the findings of the CASOA. 

 

Funding Requirements (Mandates that guide AAAs) /Current Contracts

Katy discussed the Office on Aging mandates.

 

Core Services Review

Small group break-outs discussed current services.  (See attached, “Notes about Services.doc.”)

 

Open discussions regarding the core services and how they could be managed if cuts occur followed.

 

Internal Service Review

Goals and strategies were reviewed.  (See attached, “Prioritization of Goals and Strategies by OOAAC.doc.”)

 

Prioritization Exercise

Council members made the following comments:

·  There seems to be a conflict, or duplication of goals.  We may be able to streamline them.

·  This exercise was difficult because a lot of staff time and money will be needed to complete these goals. 

·  It seems unfair that the county commissioners support the Office on Aging activities, but there isn’t much county money invested. 

·  Questions were asked about our disaster plan. 

Ruth stated that the emergency coordinator has the staff phone numbers.  Then the staff will be given duties to perform as needed. 

·  During the hard economic times ahead, we will have increased competition for funding.  There should be more information and a better evaluation tool to build a case for future funding. 

 

Wrap-up:

Next steps:  Ruth will be incorporating information from this meeting and the FOA focus groups to write the plan. Once the plan has been written, Ruth will bring it to the January meeting of the Council for discussion and approval. 

 

The plan will be submitted to the State Unit on Aging (SUA) by January 31.  The SUA will take all the plans from the 16 AAAs and combine it into a state plan that will be submitted to the Administration on Aging (AOA).

 

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