The Regional Advisory Committee on Aging (RACOA) provides a valuable service by helping the Area Agency on Aging identify needs, develop accessible services, target resources in your community and others in the Concho Valley Region. They advise and make recommendations to the Area Agency on Aging of the Concho Valley on Aging matters.
Our purpose is to assure that the Concho Valley is a good place to grow up and grow old. We acknowledge the independence of all persons and resources in this quest. Older people can be assured that their individual rights are valued and that our communities offer services appropriate to their preferences.
Volunteers who serve on this committee will continually advise the Area Agency on Aging of the Concho Valley on all matters relating to the development and administration of operations conducted under the area plan, representing the interest of older people in our region. The committee meets every other fourth Wednesday of the month, beginning in January, from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Concho Valley Council of Governments Regional Training Center, 2801 W. Loop 306, Suite A, San Angelo, TX.
This committee seeks to include at least one representative, who is preferably age 60 or older, from each county in the Concho Valley region. Individuals of any age 18 and older: service providers, caregivers, and those who have a genuine interest in addressing the needs of our older population are also invited to become members. Members from the media, local elected officials, health and social service agency representatives are also welcome to serve.
At the January 2015 RACOA meeting a motion was made and approved to adopt the Operating Guidelines in place of the previous By-laws. The RACOA By-laws 2012 had been under review in 2014 to provide any necessary updates.
The membership shall stand at a maximum of 40 representatives. We currently have 18 members serving who represent the following counties: Coke, Concho, McCulloch, Menard, Schleicher, Sutton, Tom Green. If you are interested in representing Crockett, Irion, Kimble, Mason, Sterling or Tom Green, please contact us. Fill out the form below or call the Aging Director, (325)223-5704.