Governor's Advisory Council on Aging
The Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging (GAC) consists of 33 members including 29 members appointed by the Governor, two members appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and two members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The GAC is staffed by the Division of Aging and Adults Services.
The GAC has the following duties:
- Make recommendations to the Governor and the Secretary of Health and Human Services aimed at improving human services to the elderly.
- Study ways and means of promoting public understanding of the problems of the aging and consider the need for new State programs in the field of aging.
- Advise DHHS in the preparation of a plan describing the quality, extent and scope of services being provided, or to be provided, to elderly persons in North Carolina.
- Study the programs of all State agencies which provide services for elderly persons and advise the Governor and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the coordination of program to prevent duplication and overlapping of such services.
- Advise the Governor and the Secretary of Health and Human Services upon any matter which the Governor and the Secretary may refer to it.
Recommendations for 2015
- Restore funding for home and community services for vulnerable older adults and their caregivers.
- Provide funding for programs that support caregivers.
- Assure that County Departments of Social Services have the resources to protect the most vulnerable of seniors and adults with disabilities who are potential victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
- Recommend an Aging Subcommittee.
- Increase awareness of the growing incidence of financial exploitation as well as abuse and neglect and their devastating effect on vulnerable North Carolinians of all social-economic strata
- Support the establishment of an Aging Subcommittee of the joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services
Meeting Schedule (All meetings begin at 10:00 am)
September 8, 2015
December 8, 2015