The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a Senior Task Force at their meeting Tuesday evening. Assembly Member, Kelly Cooper, who represents District 8 – Homer, introduced the resolution forming the task force.
“The task force will consist of seven people and will meet quarterly to review topics that are affecting seniors in our community. And they will bring forth recommendations and advise the assembly on actions that we may or may not take,” said Cooper.
Cooper says the Kenai Peninsula Borough has the largest growing percentage of seniors in the state and the region is continuing to see an increase in that population. The Borough’s seniors need to be at the table, Cooper says, as the Borough wrestles with issues like how to provide adequate health care for the region’s aging population.