Senior Advisory Committee Rep Needed

The Columbia Association (CA) has a Senior Advisory Committee (SAC) with the goal to advise CA on the needs, interests and concerns of Columbia’s mature adult residents ages 55 and older.  The committee would very much like to have representation from the Village of River Hill. The committee meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at rotating locations throughout Columbia. All meetings are open to the public.

The committee is looking for members who are active in their community, know what’s happening, and are interested in aging well in Columbia. Members bring observations and suggestions to each meeting. The SAC continually works on getting CA to enhance offerings for seniors such as pickleball, which is tennis for older joints and slower tennis players. The committee was the first to hear about and support what became The Village in Howard. The Senior Events Shuttle was a direct result of the committee’s recommendation to CA. The committee is currently working to advocate for better CA membership “deals” for seniors.

What are the requirements to serve on the SAC? The representative must live in the village, be at least 55 years of age, and have a demonstrated interest in issues relevant to the needs of seniors. The River Hill Community Association’s Board of Directors must appoint the representative and asks that periodic status reports be provided.

To find out more, plan to attend the next meeting of the Senior Advisory Committee on October 20 at 2:30 p.m. at CA Headquarters. Interested residents may also contact Sharonlee Vogel, the SAC Chairperson, at sharonleevogel@gmail.com. Information is also available on CA’s website at www.columbiaassociation.org/board-committee/senior-advisory-committee/ where copies of past agendas, minutes, and the committee’s charter can be found. Residents interested in pursuing appointment should send a letter of interest to the Board of Directors by October 31. Letters may be sent via email c/o Village Manager at manager@villageofriverhill.org or to 6020 Daybreak Circle, Clarksville, MD 21029.

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