Town of East Hampton, CT
20 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424
05/12/2011 Commission on Aging Minutes
Town of East Hampton
Commission on Aging (COA)
Thursday, May 12, 2011
East Hampton Town Hall Meeting Room


Present: ~Chairman Lance Johnson, Vice Chairperson Mary Jo Shafer, Cynthia DelFavero and Ann McLaughlin. Also present: Senior Center Director Jo Ann Ewing, Interim Town Manager John Weichsel and Recording Secretary Cathy Sirois.

Call to Order:
Chairman Lance Johnson called the meeting to order at 3:04 p.m.

Approval of Minutes:
A motion was made by Ms. McLaughlin, seconded by Ms. DelFavero, to approve the minutes of the April 14, 2011 meeting as written. Voted (4-0).

Correspondence: None

New Business:
Election of Interim Officers:  
Mr. Johnson has submitted his resignation and this will be his last meeting.

Ms. Shafer nominated Cindy DelFavero for Interim Chairperson.  Seconded by Ms. McLaughlin.  Voted (4-0).

Ms. Shafer will remain Co-Chairperson until the Commission membership is full. At that time elections will be held for a new Chair and Vice Chair.

Senior Center Construction:  
A pre-construction meeting was held on Tuesday, May 10th.  A tree was to be cut down on May 11th and the work will continue from there.

The Commission discussed the Friends of the Library bookstore.

JoAnn Ewing discussed the CTriads programs.  Jody Brazal from the Housing Authority has been working on the Yellow Dot Program for senior safety.  Jody will be invited to the next meeting.

Old Business:
Brochure Update:
Printing costs for the brochure were discussed.  An invoice for the graphic designer was provided in the amount of $127.20.  If additional work is done there will be additional costs.  Ms. DelFavero will speak with the graphic designer regarding printing issues.

COA/Senior Center – Seminar Schedule & Topics:
An educational seminar on Medicare D will take place in September/October.  The commission discussed having two seminars with members attending to provide information on the Commission on Aging to those that attend.

Senior Discounts:
The commission discussed the process of having contractors listed in the senior discounts.  Ms. DelFavero reviewed forms and information from a previous employer related to this topic.

Emergency Preparedness Update:
Mr. Johnson sent a form to Rich Klotzier, Emergency Management Director, as a suggestion for questions to be included in the new Everbridge System sign up form.

Ms. McLaughlin feels more emphasis needs to be placed on the elderly and disabled with the Everbridge program.

Thad King will be invited to a future meeting to discuss the Everbridge Program.

Housing Authority Report:
Ms. McLaughlin reported that a walk through will be done at Bellwood Court to create a task list for maintenance.  They are still awaiting word on the weatherization program.

Senior Services Report:
Ms. Ewing discussed the Senior Center expansion and renovation.  She discussed locations that would be available for the nutrition program during the construction.

Public Remarks:

A motion was made by Ms. McLaughlin, seconded by Ms. Shafer, to adjourn the meeting at 4:20 p.m.  Voted (4-0).

Respectfully submitted,

Cathy Sirois
Recording Secretary