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Minutes of Commission on Aging, 10/10/2018

AGENDA: Commission on Aging

RECEIVED 10/18/2018 9:41am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

WEDNESDAY, October 10, 2018

Commission members present:
Karen de Friesse – Co-Chair, Jean Whitham, Jean Rexford, Sarah Atwood, Hilda Rhode, Mary Dale Lancaster

*Guest-Michelle Stewart
*Ruth Moran-Senior Center Director

The meeting was called to order at 9:04 a.m.

I. Approval of Minutes from July 2018/September 2018
Motion: Minutes approved, July 2018 /September 2018
Motion: Mary Dale Lancaster, Hilda Rhode (second), Unanimous

II. Community Participation/Housekeeping
-Mary Dale Lancaster reported on the transportation issue. She has reached out to Julia and has put the commission on the agenda for the Board of Selectman. Mary presented information regarding what other towns do, different options for Redding, and also asked for suggestions from Town of Redding officials.
-Karen recommended having the town do a survey in order to identify the needs of seniors within the time. This will allow the commission to build a program based on specific town needs.
-Commission agreed that Julia Pemberton should be invited to a meeting in order to discuss and understand the program in place.
-The Board of Selectman meeting is Monday, December 17 at 7:30am
-The Commission determined that a clear and transparent policy must be established in order to best meet the needs of the town.

III. Senior Center Program Report – Ruth Moran
-Ruth distributed Activity/financial sheet, a brief discussion ensued looking at the Revenue Statistics.
-Ruth explained the events for September 2018.
-The Clay class has been doing very well in attendance.
-Ruth may need to look into getting a new Spanish teacher as communication has been lax.

IV. Director’s Report – Ruth Moran on behalf of Angelica Fontanez
-Ruth reported on the Van Service Quarterly Operating Report. Discussion amongst the commission ensued.
-Michelle presented the home bound nursing services option that she has contacts with. This program would provide in-home services (PT, OT, ST, nursing) for home bound services.

V. Commissioner’s Report
-Nothing at this time.

VI. New Business
-Commission continued to discuss the senior transportation issue. A plan needs to be put together with numbers, to make a case for increased budget allocation for transportation.
-Angelica sat down with the custodians to discuss concerns, they have been more attentive in this area.
-Commission would like to request that the town clerk of Redding be invited to a meeting to discuss procedures/policies relating to the COA.
-Following up with Julia regarding COA issues.

Motion to adjourn: de Friesse, Atwood (second), unanimous.
Meeting was adjourned at 10:03am.

Minutes prepared by Kimberly Keil

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