SUMMIT, NJ - Seeking to further support senior citizens in the Hilltop City, the City of Summit Common Council has created the 'Silver Summit Senior Citizens Advisory Committee', a volunteer effort that will work to coordinate, communicate, and deploy volunteers and organizations in an efficient and collaborative way, while simultaneously looking to further establish a social 'safety net' for Summit senior citizens by helping to direct senior residents to available resources provided by non-profits and the City, county, state, and federal governments.
The Committee will encourage communication among organizations "to enhance collaboration and to eliminate gaps and duplicative efforts among organizations to ensure the needs of seniors are being met."
The 'Silver Summit Senior Citizens Advisory Committee' will be composed of the following members (each serving a one-year term):
- Two Common Council Members
- Two senior citizens from the community-at-large
- Department of Community Programs Director or Designee
It will also include one representative from each of the following organizations:
- The Connection
- SAGE Eldercare
- Summit Housing Authority
- Society Helping our Infirm and Elderly (SHIELD of Summit)
- Summit Interfaith Council
- Summit Area YMCA
“Common Council created the Silver Summit Senior Citizens Advisory Committee to increase awareness of the many resources available to older adults for basic needs such as health care, food, housing and transportation,” said Marjorie Fox, Summit Common Council President. “Establishing a safety net for senior citizens will ensure that they can live as part of the Summit community as long as possible with independence, dignity and choice. I look forward to working with committee members to help achieve these goals.”