Imperial Valley Press
Imperial County Area Agency on Aging is now accepting applications
IMPERIAL COUNTY — The Imperial County Area Agency on Aging (ICAAA) announced that it is accepting applications for the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) member position on their Advisory Council.
According to a County of Imperial and Imperial County Public Administrator press release, currently the ICAAA has one (1) vacant HICAP position. An individual that is either a HICAP program volunteer or client, once selected by the Advisory Council, can fill the position.
“The ICAAA Advisory Council serves to advise the ICAAA regarding issues important to Imperial County seniors and their caregivers,” the release reads. “The Advisory Council members support the ICAAA with the following purposes: annual public hearings, needs assessments, recommendations, program monitoring, and advocacy.”
Per the release, the composition of the Advisory Council is prescribed in the laws and regulations of the Older Americans Act (Federal), as amended, and the Older Californians Act (State). “All members are responsible to participate, as fully as possible, in all activities of the council, including the development, revision, and approval of the Area Plan on Aging. Each member is required to be present, to serve on at least one committee, and attend scheduled meetings of the Advisory Council,” the release reads.
Interested individuals may find the application online at www.aaa24.org or at the Imperial County Area Agency on Aging office, located at 778 West State Street in El Centro. Applications are due by Friday, March 17.
Elections are to be conducted during the regularly scheduled Advisory Council Meeting in April 2023, per the release.
For additional information, please contact Information and Assistance Coordinator Monica Veliz De Leon at (442) 265-7033.
For additional information regarding any of the services provided by the agency, please call the ICAAA office (442) 265-7033, toll-free at 1-800-510-2020 or visit www.aaa24.org.