Seniors are an important part of the Oakland County community. As Oakland County Executive, the late L. Brooks Patterson formed the Oakland County Senior Advisory Council (SAC) to ensure Oakland County is a place where seniors have a high quality of life enriched by volunteering and other recreational, cultural and growth activities.
SAC consists of 25 members, one from each Commissioner's district and four members-at-large with special expertise. Each Oakland County Commissioner appoints a Senior Advisory Council member to work diligently, identifying existing resources as well as gaps in services for older adults in their district. The Oakland County Executive appoints the four members-at-large. All Council members are guided by their bylaws. The Council informs the County Executive of the needs and services required by the older adults in Oakland County and points out gaps in their district.
Each year, the council members commit themselves to goals and strategies that help bring together the programs, services and supportive facilities already in place to help our older adults stay at home in Oakland County. As part of the strategic plan yearly goals are developed, including providing resources and opportunities to Oakland County's growing senior population.
An annual meeting is held by the County Executive to inform the Board of Commissioners, elected officials, and public on the yearly accomplishments of the previous year.