The mission of the Region 2 Area Agency on Aging is to help older adults and disabled individuals residing in Hillsdale, Jackson, and Lenawee Counties maintain their health and independence while still living at home. The staff of the Agency, along with the Board of Directors and Advisory Council identify senior concerns and develop a comprehensive and coordinated network of services in the three counties. The Older Americans Act and Older Michiganians Act provided for the incorporation of the Region 2 Agency in 1974 to plan, encourage, monitor and provide support for a full range of services to persons 60 years and older.
Role of the Advisory Council
- Review and comment on the Area Plan*;
- Contribute to public hearings and forums on the needs of older persons in Region 2;
- Evaluate information and report on the nature of needs identified to the Board of
- Represent the interest of older persons;
- Review and comment on community policies, programs, and actions which affect
- Research and recommend additional resources.
*The Area Plan, approved by the state Office of Services to the Aging, addresses how Older Americans Act and Older Michiganians Act programs and services will be administered by the Region 2 Area Agency to older persons within the boundaries of Hillsdale, Jackson and Lenawee Counties.
- The Advisory Council meets on the Tuesday of the third full week of each month, excluding July and December, at the Region 2 Area Agency on Aging in Brooklyn, Michigan. The meetings usually last between 60-90 minutes.
- The Council consists of up to twenty members, including eighteen county representatives, responsible to the Board of Directors:
- Minimum of five, optimally six, from Hillsdale County
- Minimum of five, optimally six, from Jackson County
- Minimum of five, optimally six, from Lenawee County
- The regular term for members is two calendar years with the option of renewal.
- Members are reimbursed for the cost of attending meetings, based on mileage.