Older Adult Services Division

Older Adult Services Advisory Council

In accordance with the Kalamazoo County Government Policies & Procedures for Advisory Councils, the Older Adult Services Advisory Council (OASAC) serves in an advisory capacity for the Older Adult Services (OAS) Division of the Health & Community Services Department. In accordance with the bylaws, OASAC members are interviewed and approved by Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners to assist in implementing the Older Americans Act (OAA). 

Roles and responsibilities include providing constructive insight for:

  • Advocacy
  • Annual Implementation Plan
    • Host public hearing
    • Review service plan in relation to community need
  • Community Needs Assessment
    • Evaluate areas of unmet needs
  • Quality Improvement Initiatives
    • Process Improvement
    • Service Delivery
    • Networking and Community Communication

OASAC membership is comprised of nine members appointed by the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners meeting the below criteria:

  • 50% OASAC members Kalamazoo County residents 60 years or older
    • Representing individuals eligible for services through the Division
  • 50% OASAC members serving the eligible population in the social, medical, or non-profit sector of aging services.

Click here for a schedule of meetings, OASAC bylaws, members and previous minutes.    

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