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Elder Economic Security Commission

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Board Name: Elder Economic Security Commission
Legal Authority: Section 187 of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013
Purpose: The commission shall examine strategies to increase elder economic security and enable older residents to remain in the commonwealth and in their communities. The commission shall assess older adults' current levels of economic security, identify the policy and program options now available to older adults and consider best practices for enhancing elder economic security including, but not limited to, using measures such as the Massachusetts Elder Economic Security Standard. The commission shall assess current state and local programming and related funding needed to increase economic security for the growing elder population.
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Member Information

Member NameSeat NameChairTerm End Date
Ellen BruceDirector, Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, or designee  
Al NormanExecutive Director, Mass Home Care, or designee  
VACANTExecutive Director, Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging Inc., or designee  
Mr. Chet JakubiakExecutive Director, Massachusetts Association of Older Americans, or designee  
Ms. Carolyn VillersExecutive Director, Massachusetts Senior Action Council, or designee  
Dr. Stephen L. Pinals M.D.Expert in Geriatric Mental Health  
Mr. Wichian RojanawonFinancial Services Expert  
Ms. Lisa GurgoneHome Care Service Delivery Expert  
Representative James J. O'DayHouse Chair, Committee on Elder Affairs, or designee (Co-Chair)  
VACANTLegal Services Attorney Specializing in Elder Law, or designee  
Mr. Matthew P. AlbaneseMassachusetts Bar Member Specializing in Elder Law  
Mr. James WesslerPresident, Alzheimer's Association, or designee  
Secretary Alice BonnerSecretary of Elder Affairs, or designee  
Senator Patricia JehlenSenate Chair, Committee on Elder Affairs, or designee (Co-Chair)  
Mr. Michael FestaState Director, AARP Massachusetts, or designee  
Ms. Barbara AnthonyUndersecretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, or designee