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Commission on Aging

The Commission functions as the policy review and planning body on all matters dealing with the aging.  It analyzes the services provided for the aging citizen by the community through both public and private agencies.  The Commission makes recommendations to the First Selectman regarding the development and the integration of community services by public and/or private means, in cooperation with State and other jurisdictions to the fullest extent possible.

The Commission consists of nine members and the First Selectman, ex-officio, and three alternates.  Members of the Commission on Aging are Town officials appointed by the First Selectman.

Commission on Aging

Bottom row:  Ruth Moran (Senior Center Program Coordinator), Sarah Atwood, Jean Rexford, Angelica Fontanez (Director of Social Services), Hilda Rhodes
Top row: Ingrid Heller, George Cohen, Mary Dale Lancaster (Chair), Kathy Brandt, Randi Hutton, Janet Metzger, Karen de Friesse

Commission on Aging

Mary Dale Lancaster, Chair
Sarah Atwood, Vice Chair
Kathleen Brandt
Sarah Cummings
Garner Lester
Ruth Moran
Jean Rexford
Hilda Rhodes

Peggy Zamore
Vacancy (2)


Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month (or as posted), at 9:00 am, at the Redding Community Center.

View the Calendar here.

Click here to view meeting agendas and minutes.

Municipal Agent for the Elderly
Angelica Fontanez





The municipal agent shall:

  • disseminate information to elderly persons and assist such persons in learning about the community resources available to them and publicize such resources and benefits;
  • assist elderly persons in applying for federal and other benefits available to such persons;
  • submit written reports at least annually to the chief elected official, chief executive officer, legislative body and committee or commission on aging of the municipality, if any, and to the Department of Social Services on the services they have provided, the needs and problems of the elderly and any recommendations for municipal action with regard to elderly persons.