Aging

Carroll County Commission on Aging and Disabilities

MISSION STATEMENT: “The mission of the Carroll County Commission on Aging & Disabilities (COAD) is to represent the Bureau of Aging & Disabilities to advocate for the needs of Carroll County’s older adults, individuals with disabilities, and Veterans to ensure they receive the highest level of service, assistance, and programs.”

The Carroll County Commission on Aging & Disabilities is a panel of 16 volunteer citizens appointed to rotating three-year terms by the Board of County Commissioners. The Commission serves as the advisory council to the Carroll County Bureau of Aging & Disabilities (BOAD) under the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended. The Commission assists the elected officials and the BOAD in gathering public opinion, providing educational and advocacy opportunities; and representation at events with a focus on the needs of older adults, individuals with disabilities, and Veterans in our community. As such, many Commission members are active in senior and disability related organizations at the local, state, and national levels. This enables the Commission to have a large resource of information on key issues and their impact on Carroll County citizens and policies.

The Commission is comprised of residents from various communities throughout Carroll County. There are representatives from many of Carroll County’s municipalities as well as agencies:

  • Adults with Disabilities
  • Eldersburg
  • Hampstead
  • Health Department
  • Manchester
  • Mt. Airy
  • New Windsor
  • Senior Inclusion Program at Westminster Senior & Community Center
  • Sykesville
  • Taneytown
  • Union Bridge
  • Veterans
  • Westminster

The Commission is led by a Chair with assistance from a Vice-Chair and numerous committees and area and special interest representatives. Currently we have open positions for:

  • Family Representative for Developmental Disabilities
  • At-Large Member
  • Hampstead

The Commission meets on the second Wednesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, and November) at 10:00 a.m. at the Bureau of Aging & Disabilities, 125 Stoner Avenue, Westminster. COAD’s meeting are open to the public.

For more information on the Carroll County Commission on Aging & Disabilities, or if you are interested in serving on the Commission, please contact COAD’s Recording Secretary by calling 410-386-3800.

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