Commission on Aging

The Commission on Aging (COA) serves as an advocate for the health, safety and well-being of the County's older residents. The Commission supports both safety net services for the frail elderly and programs to meet the interests and needs of older adults who want to age in their communities.  The COA identifies significant issues where its voice on the needs of seniors can make a difference.   

Mission Statement

The Commission advises the County Executive, County Council, the Department of Health and Human Services(including Aging & Disability Services and the Area Agency on Aging), as well as other County departments on the interests, needs and problems of seniors in the County. The COA conducts public hearing, and reviews and comments on community policies, programs and actions which affect older persons with the intent of assuring maximum coordination and responsiveness to older persons.                                                                                                                                                                        

Commission on Aging Calendar, Documents, Reports and Other Important Information

Advocacy - Testimony and Letters
Advocacy Training for COA by the Community Action Board
Age-Related Hearing Loss Fact Sheet
Annual Reports
Area Agency on Aging
Brochures, Publications and Resources 
Bylaws, Fact Sheets, Priorities and Reports 
Calendar of Events
Commission on Aging Application
Commission on Aging Operations Handbook
Commission on Aging Orientation Book
Committee Minutes
Archive Committee Minutes
Enabling Legislation
Getting Vaccinated in Montgomery County
Maryland Governor's Task Force on Long Term Care Educatioon and Planning
Briefing Book
New Member Orientation 2021 (Recording) 
Older Adults in Montgomery County: Data Snapshot January 2022
PowerPoint Presentation-Aging and Disabitiy Services: Exploring the issues, February 2021
Powerpoint Presentation-Aging Life Care Managers, April 2022
PowerPoint Presentation Housing Stats For Older Adults, February 2021
Proper Decorum at BCC Meetings
Public Forum 2021: Countering Social Isolation among Older Adults

Public Forum 2022: In-Home Care: We Can Do Better
Public Forum on In-Home Care: We Can Do Better May 5, 2022 YouTube 
Racial Equity Task Force Report and Recommendations 
Senior Gap Paper
Social Isolation and Loneliness Facts for Older Adults 
Summer Studies
​Zoom links for each committee meeting, days of meetings and Co-Chairs for each meeting