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Senior center council
§ 216. Senior center council. 1. Definition. For the purposes of this
section, the term "council" shall mean the senior center council
convened by the director pursuant to this section.

2. Membership. The senior center council shall consist of ten members
appointed by the director who shall serve as the chair. These members
shall have experience with the operation of senior centers and the
provision of services therein. Members shall also be broadly
representative of older adult groups and all geographic areas of the
state. At least two of these members shall be over the age of sixty-two.

3. Compensation. Members of the council, other than the director,
shall receive no compensation for their services, but shall be allowed
their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their
duties pursuant to this section.

4. Purpose. The purpose of the council shall be to (a) provide a forum
for discussion of challenges facing senior centers across the state and
developing solutions;

(b) support sharing of information regarding efficient and effective
operation of senior centers in different areas around the state;

(c) encourage the spread of methods and programs with proven

(d) create an environment for peer-to-peer support for senior centers
across the state; and

(e) offer recommendations for how the state can support senior centers
and lower barriers to effective service delivery.