Commission on Aging
On May 15, 1985, the Town of East Lyme passed an ordinance that created the Commission on Aging. The Commission is a 7 member Board consisting of interested residents of the Town which must have minority representation.
The purpose of the Commission is to:
- Review and analyze the needs and conditions of the elderly persons of the Town in relation to housing, nutrition, employment, health, recreation, social services, transportation, and other matters and problems within the jurisdiction of the Commission.
- Plan, coordinate, develop and implement programs to meet the needs and to improve the conditions of the elderly persons of the Town, upon the Board’s own initiative or on the recommendations of the Senior Citizen Administrator.
- Through the Senior Center Director and others, as necessary, provide coordination of such plans and programs among all related services.
The monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of every month starting at 5pm. The meetings are held at the Senior Center and the public is welcome to attend. If a member of the public has a concern and wants to address the Board, there are two ways in which this can be handled. At the Board meeting, a person can address the Board during the Delegations section of the meeting. Or, a person can ask the Senior Center Director to add an item to the monthly meeting Agenda.
The current makeup of the Board is:
Joe Palazzo Chairperson
John Whritner Vice-Chairperson
Ilene Harris Secretary/Treasurer
Marge Caste Board Member
Barbara Smith Board Member
Joan Bengston Board Member
Michael Bekech Board Member
Roseanne Hardy Selectman and Ex-Officio
The East Lyme Senior Center can assist you or someone you know with regards to services available within our community. If you have questions, please call at 860-739-5859 for an appointment.