The Utah Commission on Aging is working to:
- Increase understanding of the needs of Utah's aging population and how to meet these needs;
- Study and report on the projected impact of the aging population on our social structure and on our state government;
- Identify and recommend specific policies, procedures, and programs to respond to the needs and impact of our aging population; and
- Facilitate coordination of the functions of both public and private entities concerned with our aging population.
Can I attend a Commission on Aging meeting?
Yes. All Commission meetings are open to the public. Please refer to the Utah Commission on Aging website homepage for details on meeting times and locations. RSVP to Gina Uhlstein, Administrative Program Coordinator via email or call 801-587-9620.
What is the difference between the Commission on Aging and other organizations that address aging issues?
The Division of Aging and Adult Services and the Area Agencies on Aging are primarily focused on the delivery of services to Utah's aging individuals. The Commission on Aging looks strategically at the future needs of aging persons with the purpose of recommending solutions when needed, and implementing solutions when possible.
What Areas are Being Addressed?
The Commission on Aging is currently addressing the following areas:
- Financial Security
- Community Based Care and Services
- Caregiver Support
- Healthy Aging
- Improving the Quality of Life in Residential Settings
- Workforce Services
- Public Safety
- Economic Development
- Legal Issues
- Senior Housing
- Mental Health
- Aging Prisoners
How can I participate?
If you are interested in participating on a work group, special topic, or special
committee, please contact Holly Abel at Holly.Abel@utah.edu.