The Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging (GAC) consists of
33 members including 29 members appointed by the Governor, two members
appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and two members
appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The GAC
is staffed by the Division of Aging and Adults Services.
The GAC has the following duties:
- Make recommendations to the Governor and the Secretary of Health
and Human Services aimed at improving human services to the elderly.
- Study ways and means of promoting public understanding of the
problems of the aging and consider the need for new State programs
in the field of aging.
- Advise DHHS in the preparation of a plan describing the quality,
extent and scope of services being provided, or to be provided, to
elderly persons in North Carolina.
- Study the programs of all State agencies which provide services
for elderly persons and advise the Governor and the Secretary of
Health and Human Services on the coordination of program to prevent
duplication and overlapping of such services.
- Advise the Governor and the Secretary of Health and Human Services
upon any matter which the Governor and the Secretary may
refer to it.