OFA Advisory Council

The OFA Advisory Council is a voluntary group of individuals who provide information, guidance, advice and support to the Office for the Aging to develop, coordinate and administer services to older persons. The council is comprised of seniors age 60 and older, representatives of agencies serving older persons, and local elected officials.

The Advisory Council, which is mandated by the Older Americans Act, helps to develop and administer the Area Plan, conduct public hearings, represent the interests of older persons and review and comment on community policies, programs and actions which affect older persons. Other ways council members can serve is through assisting with needs assessments, advising on proposals for funding, assisting with the monitoring and evaluation of service providers and service delivery, testifying or making presentations at local and State legislative hearings or meetings, and/or assisting in recruiting and training of volunteers. The Advisory Council is a key link between the community and the AAA in communicating the needs and concerns of senior residents.

The Schuyler County Office for the Aging attempts to have representation from all areas of the county: towns and villages. Term limits can be for 1 year or 2 years. If you are interested in serving, please contact Director Tammy Waite at (607) 535-7108 or at ofa@co.schuyler.ny.us. Printed information can be provided for your review. New Advisory Council members receive an orientation.

    Advisory Council Board Minutes

    2013 Meeting Dates & Program Reporting - Written Reports
    Starting time: 1:30pm
    Location: Silver Spoon Cafe' 323 Owego St., Montour Falls

    January 10, 2013
    • Service Activity Report for 2012

    February 7, 2013
    • TRAINING DAY

    April 4, 2013
    • Nutrition
    • HIICAP; Health & Wellness
    • Transportation
    • EISEP/Caregiver/PERS
    • NY Connects

    July 11, 2013
    • Legal Services
    • Senior Center Recreation & Education

    October 3, 2013
    • Nutrition
    • HIICAP; Health & Wellness
    • Transportation
    • EISEP/Caregiver/PERS
    • NY Connects