County board to hear Council on Aging presentation

January 18, 2023

County board to hear Council on Aging presentation

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The main topic of the session will be the Mason County Council on Aging, whose representatives are expected to make a presentation and present a proposed job description for a new senior services position. 

The Council on Aging is a seven member board appointed by the county commission. Board members include Wally Cain of Ludington, Randy Belair of Hamlin Township, Kim Halladay of Pere Marquette Township, Mary Bedker of Summit Township, and Lyle Hanson of Branch Township. There are currently two vacancies on the board. 

According to pre-meeting documents, the presentation’s desired outcome is to:

  • Provide an update regarding the activities of the Mason County Council on Aging
  • Create better awareness of the demographic realities Mason County faces regarding its aging community. 
  • Foster an enhanced understanding of the many challenges and opportunities associated with the county’s aging population. 
  • Generate a consensus from the persons attending that the county needs to create a pathway to address the implications associated with its aging population so that future citizens.

No action is expected during the work session, which is a public meeting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Mason County Airport Terminal, 5300 W. US 10. 

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