Advocating for Columbia’s Seniors

Seniors are a distinct and active population in Columbia, and the Aging Well in Columbia Advocacy Committee works to advocate for their best interests in the community.

This committee is looking for representatives from Dorsey’s Search, River Hill and Oakland Mills! Contact your respective village to apply as each village has its own procedure to appoint its representative.


Chair: Sharonlee Vogel

Vice Chair: Pete Brunner

CA liaison: Leslie Barnett

CA Board of Directors liaison: Reg Avery

The Aging Well in Columbia Advocacy Committee provides input to CA staff and its Board of Directors on the needs, interests and concerns of Columbia’s mature adult residents. Members advocate for opportunities, policies and programs to better serve older adults. Members must be at least 55 years old and live on CA-assessed property. 

Click here to read the CA Aging Well in Columbia Committee Charter.

Meetings / Sessions

The group typically meets every other month (on the third Thursday, 2:30-4pm), but that’s subject to change.

Meeting Title Location Date Agenda
Senior Advisory Committee Meeting – September 2023 Florence Bain Center 09/21/2023 Agenda
Senior Advisory Committee Meeting – November 2023 Virtual (Link Coming Soon) 11/09/2023
Senior Advisory Committee Meeting – January 2024 Virtual (Link Coming Soon) 01/18/2024
Senior Advisory Committee Meeting – March 2024 East Columbia 50+ Center 03/21/2024

Request a File

If you are looking for a file and you cannot locate it, please fill out the file request form below and we will send it to you as soon as we can.

Request Form - Committee Files