Direct services to promote understanding of senior citizens' problems.
What does a Council On Aging Director do?
Directs local or statewide services to promote understanding and resolution of senior citizens’ problems: Plans and directs surveys and research studies of such problems as health needs and employment difficulties of older persons. Evaluates findings to formulate policies and techniques for improving adjustment of older citizens. Promotes establishment of or directs local programs and services, such as clinics and hobby groups. Coordinates programs of government, charitable, and religious organizations to avoid duplication. Prepares and distributes public information materials dealing with group problems. Delivers speeches and participates in discussions with community leaders and other interested parties to promote objectives of program. Recommends changes in legislation and public policy to promote interests of aged.