Town of Berlin, CT - Incorporated 1785

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Commission for the Aging

The Commission for the Aging meets six times a year at the Berlin Senior Center. They study the needs of seniors in town. They also analyze the services that are provided by the community, both public and private agencies, and make their recommendations to the Town Council. Berlin residents are invited to any of the meetings.

Commission for the Aging Membership - Updated December 2017

Commission for the Aging - Mission Statement 

Purpose/Authority: Town Charter

Section 8-16-1. Commission for the Aging. Members.

There shall be in the Town of Berlin a commission to study the needs of and to coordinate programs for the aging. Said Commission for the Aging shall consist of five (5) electors, not more than three (3) of whom shall be of the same political party, who shall be appointed by the Council. Said members so appointed shall serve without compensation and until their successors are appointed and qualified. Not more than a bare majority of the members of said Commission shall hold other political office in said Town of Berlin and the age group concerned shall be represented. The Council may designate appropriate terms of office for the members of this Commission not to exceed in any case, five (5) years.

Section 8-16-2. Commission for the Aging. Duties.

The Commission shall study continuously the condition and needs of elderly persons in the community in relation to health, recreational and other matters. It shall analyze the services for the aged provided by the community, both by public and private agencies, and shall make their recommendations to the Manager, who shall transmit said recommendations where necessary to the Council for action in regard to the development and integration of public and private agencies, in cooperation with state and other services to the extent possible.

Section 8-16-3. Commission for the Aging. General.

The town may make appropriations to cover the expense of the Commission, including reasonable clerical services, provided that any budget shall be adopted pursuant to Chapter 7 of this Charter. The ordinance adopted at the Town Meeting on December 17, 1963 concerning a Committee for the Aging is hereby repealed.