Regional Advisory Council

The Regional Advisory Committee, better known as RAC, is the advisory committee to the Alpine Area on Aging which is part of Northwest Council of Governments.  RAC is made up of two members from five counties {Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Pitkin and Summit), alternates for each county and 5-10 Community members. There are six meetings a year. There is also a Senior of the Year and Friend of the Senior Awards Ceremony in May (Older American’s month}. At meetings  topics of discussion are laws that are being debated in the state and Federal legislature and ways to advocate for or against, new programs or ways to alter existing programs to function more efficiently, recommend granting of funds requested in a formal grant process (the funds are granted to the Area Agency from state and federal funds) and to keep the county councils advised on  changes or additions to laws affecting the senior population. Nutrition, Home Delivered Meals, caregiving,and dental assistance are some of the many programs discussed.

Independent Living Times Fall 2017 Newsletter