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Commission on Aging swears in new officers

February 03, 2013

The Washington County Commission on Aging Inc./Area Agency on Aging held its annual general membership meeting with John Barr, vice president of the Washington County Commissioners, swearing in new members of the board of directors and advisory council.

Amy Olack, representing Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, began another three-year term on the board of directors. 

Frank Getz began his first term on the advisory council, and Blanton Croft and Elisabeth Creech began their second terms. 

Roy Shilling was recognized by Barr and Commission on Aging officials for his six years of service on the advisory council.

The board of directors met following the meeting and elected John P. Kenney president, William Beard Jr. vice president and Alfred Martin secretary-treasurer. 

The speaker was Bonnie Elgin, senior health insurance program coordinator, who presented, “Now that you are 65 — New to Medicare.”

The meeting was open to the public and approximately 50 people, including Washington County Commissioner Ruth Anne Callaham, attended the meeting that took place in the commissioners room of the Commission on Aging, 140 W. Franklin St.

The Commission on Aging is the designated area agency on aging for the county. Its mission is to promote quality aging by meeting the needs, protecting the rights and preserving the dignity of county residents.

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