|A Helping Hand to Senior Citizens|
A meeting was held on December 16, 1975 by the Ontonagon County Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissions meeting had adopted a Resolution "Establishing a County Commission on Aging". In this resolution, they address:
They also approved the slate of fourteen members to the Commission on Aging which is comprised of senior citizens, service groups, and elected or appointed officials.
- The undisputed need for the services rendered to Senior Citizens in areas regarding health, housing, nutrition, and transportation
- A need for cooperation and planning among existing govermental and private agencies in order to develop and make available needed resources for senior citizens throughout Ontonagon County
- They designated the repsonsibility of the Ontonagon County Commission on Aging to provide leadership, consultation, and assistanct to interested groups or individuals who foster the well-being of our aging citizenry.
- The Ontonagon County Board of Commissioners through the Commission on Aging, will pursue all possible means from State or Federal Funds to implement programs to alleviate the unfavorable conditions now existing in the elderly lives of persons living in Ontonagon County.
Currently on the Ontonagon County Commission on Aging, there are 12 members who represent the entire county consisting of four members from senior citizens (55 years and older), four members who represent existing agencies, and four members serving in elected positions. These members serve as a central planning body for Ontonagon County in matters concerning the needs of its senior citizens.