Council on Aging

The Council on Aging is the Advisory Board of Directors for the Jackson County Department on Aging. The purpose of the Council on Aging is to provide support to the Department on Aging Director and staff members in identifying and serving older adults. The first Jackson County Council on Aging members were appointed by the Board of Commissioners in 1980 and the Council is still is an important part of aging programs in the community. The Council acts as a sounding board for the Department on Aging and they represent various agencies and areas of Jackson County.

Current Members:

Board of Directors

Community/Program Represented

Charlotte Cowan
Webster Community
Eddie Wells
(Vice-Chair/Executive Director)
Department on Aging
Karen Davis
(Secretary/Nutrition Coordinator)
DOA Nutrition Programs
Clarissa Ashe
Health Department
Mary Barker
Dillsboro Community
Linda Buchanan
Cashiers Senior Center
Pat Buckner
Sylva Community
Dora Caldwell
Recreation Department
John Chicoine
Mountain Projects, Inc.
Barbara Davis
Disability Partners
Jan Denkert
Senior Center Advisory Council
Gail Cagle
Adult Day Care
Janet Hart
Whittier Community
Mickey Luker
Board of Commissioners
Jo Ann Luker
Tuckaseegee Community
Ruth McConnell
Webster Community
Larry McDonald
Scotts Creek Community
Jack McFadden
Cullowhee Community
Howard Meister
Cashiers Community
Sara Melton
Area Agency on Aging
Becky Middleton
Westcare Health
Rhonda Monteith
Department of Social Services
Chuck Norris
Jackson County Transit
David Plaster
Veterans Services



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