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Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging

The Council on Aging was a mandate of the federal Older Americans Act as it was reauthorized in 1995. Eleven members, a majority of whom must be age 60 or older, are appointed by the governor to serve three-year terms. The council advises the governor and the department on aging and long-term care issues.
Members: Beverly Barnhart , Connie Bremner,  Marvin Carter, Jessie James-Hawley, Lauren Lynch, Mary Lou Miller (vice-chairman),  Gerald Pease, Marianne Roose , Joan Taylor (chairman), Alex Ward and JoLynn Yenne (chairman).  

Advisory Council Meeting Minutes
Boards Operating Rules

The Governor's Advisory Council on Aging serves as the official advisory body to the Governor and the State Aging Coordinator in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the Montana State Legislature and the Older Americans Act of 1965 as amended.

Eleven Montana citizens are appointed by Governor Steve Bullock to be on his Advisory Council on Aging. The Governor appoints one of the Council members to serve as the chair of this council. The Council's job is to be advocates for aging issues. Appointments to the council are made to the Governor at State of Montana - Governor Steve Bullock, Boards, Councils & Commissions or  http://svc.mt.gov/gov/boards/

Right now the Council has been concentrating their efforts on the Governor's Conference on Aging. It will be held in two locations in Montana, more information is available at our Governor's Conferences on Aging web page. The Council encourages seniors from all over our state to participate in the conferences. The conferences are still a work in progress and suggestions are welcome.

During the conference we will be honoring our Montana centenarians. If you are over 100 years old, or know someone who is, let us know by emailing Charlie Rehbein or visit our Montana Centenarian's Program web page.

Mini-Grants - Does your organization need help with a project? The Governor's Advisory Council on Aging gives mini-awards to groups who need help. We will be giving them to rural areas with a population under 10,000. For more information contact your Area Agency on Aging or apply by completing the Mini-Grant Application.

For more information contact:
Charlie Rehbein
Senior and Long Term Care Division
(406) 444-7788
crehbein@mt.gov.