Nusbaum is new chair of Commission on Aging

January 12, 1994|By Staff Report

Vivian Nusbaum of Union Bridge was elected chairwoman of the Carroll County Commission on Aging yesterday during the panel's monthly meeting at the Westminster Senior Citizens Center.

Mrs. Nusbaum, last year's vice chairwoman, will assume the post held during the past year by Richard Warehime of New Windsor.

Kenneth Mays of Taneytown was elected vice chairman.

The Commission on Aging serves as a volunteer advisory board for the Carroll County Bureau of Aging.

Commission member Peg Sheeler briefed members yesterday on a new telephone network through which the Bureau of Aging will be able to notify seniors of urgent matters that may arise during the 1994 General Assembly session.

To activate the network, Bureau of Aging chief Janet B. Flora will contact Ms. Sheeler.

Ms. Sheeler will begin making calls in a phone chain that will notify county senior citizens centers and other groups of the need for grass-roots legislative action.

"We'll either be asking them to make phone calls, or to write letters" to state legislators, Ms. Sheeler said.

A test of the phone network is planned soon, Ms. Flora said.

Seniors groups who wish to join the phone network should contact Ms. Flora at 848-4049.

Also yesterday, Ms. Flora reported that the Bureau of Aging is preparing its budget request for the coming year.

She said it will not be finalized for a month, but she anticipates that it will call for a "very modest" increase in county funding.

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