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Committee seeks name change
Thursday, September 22, 2022 by Jo Clifton
Members of the city’s Commission on Seniors have asked that their group be renamed the Commission on Aging. Stephanie Hall from the Office of the City Clerk presented the proposed name change to the City Council Audit and Finance Committee, noting that the term “seniors” is falling out of use when describing older adults. The commission says that use of the term “aging” “would be consistent with names of other similar commissions and with the name of local, state and national agencies and organizations addressing the needs of older adults,” according to backup documentation provided to the committee. Council members Leslie Pool and Kathie Tovo indicated agreement with the idea, but the entire Council must agree to the name change.
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