Senior Advisory Council Annual Meeting to address issues

On Monday, May 3, the annual Oakland County Senior Advisory Council Meeting in collaboration with the Senior Planning Coalition for Oakland County will examine an array of issues pertaining to older adults in Oakland County. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the one hour program starting at 9 a.m. in the Executive Office, Building 41 West, in Conference Rooms AA & B, located at 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford.

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will welcome participants at this free public meeting. The program will focus on Issues of Concern for 2010, an Oakland County Community Health Profile, and special recognition will be given to volunteers along with a volunteer recruitment effort for Oak 65.

Also, the final report of the Oakland County Senior Planning Coalition, the "Silver Tsunami" Report will be released to the public. This release kicks offthe next phase of the "Silver Tsunami" strategic plan implementation, called the Second Wave of Oak 65" which will focus on the county's growing senior citizen population--(consisting of Baby Boomers). The focus is on the county's ongoing commitment to create an "Elder Friendly" environment. This report will look at the social, economic, and quality of life impact that this wave of older adults will present. It is estimated that there will be more senior citizens in Oakland County than school age children in the next few years.

Pulling valuable county resources together, the Oakland County Senior Advisory Council with its members providing more than 20 years of service to County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, along with the members of the Oakland County Senior Planning Coalition chaired by Oakland County Commissioner Helaine Zack supported by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners are continuing the tradition of assuring quality services to seniors.

This event is sponsored by the Oakland County Senior Advisory Council, the Senior Coalition of Oakland County, the Area Agency 1-B and The United Way of Southeastern Michigan.

For additional information, contact Mary Strobe, at (248) 858-0213 or Oaklandand County Commissioner and Coalition Chair Helaine Zack at (248) 546-7392.

Published: Mon, Apr 26, 2010