COLUMBUS—Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof today appointed State Senator Steve Wilson (R-Maineville) to serve as a member of the Ohio Advisory Council for Aging.

The Ohio Advisory Council for Aging is comprised of two members appointed by the President of the Ohio Senate, two members appointed by the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, 12 members who are appointed by the governor, and members representing the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Department of Developmental Disabilities, and the Department of Health and Job and Family Services. 

“I am looking forward to working with the council to enhance the quality of life for Ohio's seniors, their families and caregivers,” said Wilson. “Having served on various similar boards at the community-level, I understand the importance of promoting choice, independence and dignity for our aging population.”

The council is tasked with reviewing plans, budget items and key issues affecting older Ohioans and advocating for administrative and legislative policy changes. The first meeting is scheduled for February 15, 2017. 
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