City Council

Burlington Aging Council

Burlington Aging Council.

In 2019, the City Council created a Senior Study Committee to review and make recommendations regarding to the long term provision of senior services in Burlington. That committee recommended the formation of a “Council on Aging.” Additionally, the Mayor’s Office and CEDO assembled a Seniors Working group to coordinate communication and quickly deploy resources throughout the pandemic. On April 26, the City Council formally created the Burlington Aging Council, with the purpose of:

  • elevating the contributions of older adults in Burlington;
  • raising issues facing older adults in Burlington and the organizations that serve them;
  • making policy recommendations to the Mayor and City Council to address gaps, needs, and opportunities that impact older adults in Burlington; and
  • ensuring that the voices of older adults in Burlington are at the forefront of City policy; and
  • creating and maintaining a “Burlington Plan on Aging” to act as a guiding template for City policy and initiatives.

Council members include:

1 member representing an organization advocating for racial equity, inclusion, and belonging in Burlington

1 member representing an organization supporting New Americans in Vermont

1 member representing a healthcare provider (UVM Health Network, Community Health Centers of Burlington, primary care physician, etc.

1 member representing a long-term care organization in Burlington

1 member representing an affordable housing organization in Burlington

1 member representing an organization working to fight food insecurity in Vermont

1 member representing an organization providing advocacy and support for older adults in Vermont

1 member representing a senior center in Burlington

1 member representing an organization providing mental health services in Vermont

1 member representing an organization providing transportation services in Vermont

1 member representing the City’s Community and Economic Development Office

3-5 older adults living in Burlington, who may be affiliated with the above-mentioned organizations but do not have to be

Burlington Aging Council Meeting Information

First Meeting: Tuesday October 26th 2021 3:00pm to 4:30pm 

Draft Agenda and Supporting Documents

Invitation for the hybrid meeting by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81867566092?pwd=eDZDcW5uMXJObFRBUC94YVNMcE5ldz09

To participate in public forum please join the meeting via the Zoom link or email Marcella Gange before the meeting: mgange@buringtonvt.gov.

Comments can also be made at the meeting by using the raise hand function or the chat function.

This meeting will be a hybrid meeting.  To comply with open meeting law requirements the in-person aspect of the meeting will be staffed at the Queen City Room, 3rd Floor City Hall, Burlington.  Please inform staff if you are unable to attend the meeting remotely, by zoom mgange@burlingtonvt.gov

 

Supporting Documents

BAC Members at 10 17 21

BTV population and income data

AARP Data

BTV Aging Council presenation to CDNR 2021

Heineberg Senior Center Final Report

Burlington Livable Community Report

Vermont State Plan on Aging

 

 

 

 

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Thank you for your interest in serving on the Burlington Aging Council. Please complete the application at the bottom of this page by June 1, 2021.

Burlington Aging Council: Introduction

In 2019, the City Council created a Senior Study Committee to review and make recommendations regarding to the long term provision of senior services in Burlington. That committee recommended the formation of a “Council on Aging.” Additionally, the Mayor’s Office and CEDO assembled a Seniors Working group to coordinate communication and quickly deploy resources throughout the pandemic. On April 26, the City Council formally created the Burlington Aging Council, with the purpose of:

  • elevating the contributions of older adults in Burlington;

  •  

    raising issues facing older adults in Burlington and the organizations that serve them;

  • making policy recommendations to the Mayor and City Council to address gaps, needs, and opportunities that impact older adults in Burlington; and

  • ensuring that the voices of older adults in Burlington are at the forefront of City policy; and

  • creating and maintaining a “Burlington Plan on Aging” to act as a guiding template for City policy and initiatives.

Committee Meetings

The Burlington Aging Council will function as a public body and will follow open meeting law requirements. Meetings will be open to the public and will include a public forum. Meeting frequency, times, and duration will be defined by the Burlington Aging Council.

Appointment Process

Burlington Aging Council members will be appointed jointly by the Mayor and City Council President in consultation with the Community Development and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee. Terms will be two years. The committee will include:

 

  • 1 member representing a healthcare provider (UVM Health Network, Community Health Centers of Burlington, primary care physician, etc.
  • 1 member representing a long-term care organization in Burlington

  • 1 member representing an affordable housing organization in Burlington

  • 1 member representing an organization working to fight food insecurity in Vermont

  • 1 member representing an organization providing advocacy and support for older adults in Vermont

  • 1 member representing an organization supporting New Americans in Vermont

  • 1 member representing an organization advocating for racial equity, inclusion, and belonging in Burlington

  • 1 member representing a senior center in Burlington

  • 1 member representing an organization providing mental health services in Vermont

  • 1 member representing an organization providing transportation services in Vermont

  • 1 member representing the City’s Community and Economic Development Office

  • 3-5 older adults living in Burlington, who may be affiliated with the above-mentioned organizations but do not have to be; and

 

Please note your affiliation on the application (you can have multiple).

 

Burlington Aging Council Application