GOP Council Hopefuls Announce Seniors Commission

GOP Council Hopefuls Announce Seniors Commission

Permanent commission will advise and counsel county officials

MEDIA, PA:  Delaware County Council candidates Jim Raith, Mike Morgan, Kelly Colvin announced today their plan to create a permanent, standing “Delaware County Seniors’ Commission.”  The Commission will advise County Council on the issues impacting our seniors in Delaware County.

“Our seniors are the backbone of this county.  Many have raised families here, built businesses here and have retired here,” said Jim Raith, “We need a Seniors’ Commission to understand what issues are impacting their quality of life, and how county government can serve them better.”

“Selflessness is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of our seniors,” said Kelly Colvin, “For those who have given us so much, it is worthy of our time and resources to ensure county government serves them properly.”

“Our seniors are a wealth of knowledge; we should be seeking their counsel and insight,” said Mike Morgan, “By creating a Commission specific to seniors, they will have a direct conduit to County Council. We think that is important.”

The Delaware County Seniors’ Commission will be comprised of a 15-member board appointed by County Council.  To qualify for an appointment, an individual must be a resident of Delaware County who is over 65 years old at the time of their appointment.  Two board seats must be filled by veterans.  Key County Department managers will sit on the board ex-officio, such as the County Offices of Services for the Aging (COSA).  The board will meet once a month and be staffed by an Executive Director.

“Over 90,000 of our county’s residents are over 65 years old,” said Morgan, “That is significant.”

“I’m looking forward to a dialogue with our Seniors’ Commission to ensure seniors always have a meaningful voice,” said Colvin, “The best way to lead is to listen.”

“Our seniors deserve the best,” closed Raith, “Our Seniors’ Commission is a way to make it happen.”


5 Replies to “GOP Council Hopefuls Announce Seniors Commission

  • Jim Cassidy

    By Jim Cassidy

    I am interested in being on this committee. Please let me know how I could be considered.

  • Patty Scythes

    By Patty Scythes

    I would be interested also. My husband was just placed there. Not real happy with the situation. There needs to be more stepping up with the staff. Plus the said he would be in one building and changed it on the date of admission

  • Bill Dennon

    By Bill Dennon

    I’m interested in being on the senior commission.You guys are already doing great. Look forward to helping as much as possible.Look forward to having u meet our residents and businesses in upland. Thxs for all u do. Delco proud.

  • Rebecca W Bailey

    By Rebecca W Bailey

    I would be interested in serving on this committee. I am a Senior Citizen, retired from Main line Health. I am also the Mother of a disabled adult and very aware of barriers that Seniors encounter. Who would I contact to be officially considered? I will be supporting you and your agenda.

  • Ruth McGuire

    By Ruth McGuire

    Also, interested in serving on the committee, and being able to provide some input on what it means to be a 74 y r. old newly widowed female living in Aldan.

    Oh & by the way, how many seniors do you think have a website?

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