Commission on Elder Affairs

Senior Services

Commission on Elder Affairs

Commission on Elder Affairs

Next Commission on Elder Affairs (COEA) Meeting

Friday, February 10, 2023
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.


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The Commission on Elder Affairs (“COEA”, “Commission”) was created to act as an advisory board to the Department of Senior Services. Since its inception in July 1992, the Commission has worked to communicate the contributions of elder citizens and advocate for this population group throughout the community at large. Fulton County Department of Senior Services serves as the Secretary of Record of the Commission on Elder Affairs.

The purpose of the COEA is to (a) advise the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, the Fulton County Department of Senior Services, and the Community in general regarding the needs of elder citizens, (b) to assist the Department of Senior Services in the resolution of problems brought to it by elder citizens or other concerned citizens, and to (c) to improve through various means of advocating, the community’s awareness of the capacity of elder adults and/or their concerns.


The mission of the Commission on Elder Affairs shall be “To serve the elder population of Fulton County through a commitment to identify the social, economic, and health challenges/concerns affecting seniors; communicate with relevant community stakeholders; advocate for needed change; and secure solutions, resources and/or systems which enhance the quality of life for seniors.”


Membership in the COEA shall consist of 13 members, as follows:

• One appointee by each Fulton County Commissioner (7)
• One appointee for each area of the Council on Aging (4)
• One program participant from each agency providing Senior Management under contract with Fulton County (2)

Mary Blake, Chair Pro-Tem
At Large
Appointed by: Commissioner Pitts

Stephanie Fiber-Sutton
District 1
Appointed by Commissioner Hausmann

Beth Cayce, Vice Chair
District 2
Appointed by Commissioner Ellis

Rosalind Elliott
District 3
Appointed by Commissioner Morris

Linda Adams
District 4
Appointed by Commissioner Hall

District 5
Appointed by Commissioner Arrington

Jill Lindsey
District 6
Appointed by Commissioner Abdur-Rahman

Vacant: Council on Aging, North
Vacant: Council on Aging, East

Ruth Lyles-Bailey, Parliamentarian
Council on Aging, West

Barbara Brown
Council on Aging, South

Ann Germany
Senior Services North Fulton

Marsetta Ray, Chair
South Fulton Senior Services