City of Saint Paul Seniors - Advisory Committee on Aging
The Advisory Committee on Aging (ACOA) is comprised of residents and community partners that advocate and provide policy guidance to the City of Saint Paul on aging issues and seniors.
ACOA meetings are open to the public. ACOA meeting information and other senior resources are below.
Advisory Committee on Aging Meetings
ACOA meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month. ACOA meetings are currently being held virtually (remotely via teleconference) during the COVID-19 pandemic. ACOA meetings are open to the public and meeting call-in information is below.
Please email the ACOA city staff liaison if there are any questions.
For language or accessibility accommodations, please email the city ADA Coordinator at least two days (48 hours) prior to the event.
Next ACOA meeting:
- March 17, 2021 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Join by phone
(651) 267-3988, access code: 5402783 (Saint Paul, MN) English (United States)
(651) 266-5758, access code: 5402783 (Saint Paul, MN) English (United States)
(651) 266-5767, access code: 5402783 (Saint Paul, MN) English (United States)
Conference ID: 5402783 (same as access code above)
ACOA Powers & Duties
- Promoting the dignity and independence of the aging population of Saint Paul.
- Examining current city services and programs and submitting recommendations to the mayor.
- Advising the mayor regarding city ordinances affecting older residents.
- Identifying the needs and recognizing the contributions of seniors.
- Working to improve inter-generational opportunities in the city.
- Advocating on issues that impact seniors.
ACOA Meeting Minutes
ACOA Member Requirements
List of criteria:
- 15 members – 9 of whom have to be 55 years or older
- Saint Paul residency – not required
- ACOA Bylaws
- Read ACOA's report, Reframing Aging: Opportunities for Aging in Community.
- Review the accomplishments of the Advisory Committee on Aging in the 2015 Annual Report, January 2016 Reframing Aging report, and the Housing Forum Report from Advisory Committee's March 2015 Housing Forum.
- Learn more about Saint Paul's 8-80 Vitality Initiative which promotes livable cities where people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities are safe, invigorated and welcomed by their community.
- The executive summary of the Advisory Committee on Aging's Lifetime Communities Project Report was published in November 2013. The report was funded by the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging (MAAA) and submitted by the City of Saint Paul in assessment of the city's readiness to adopt a Lifetime Communities model of planning.
Senior LinkAge Line is a free statewide service that provides help to older Minnesotans and their families and caregivers, helping them connect to local services, find answers and get the help they need.
Disability Hub Minnesota is a free statewide resource network that helps you solve problems, navigate the system, and plan for your future.
Ombudsman for Long-term Care can help if you have concerns about the health, safety, well-being or rights of someone receiving long-term care.
Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center can help if you, or someone you know, is being mistreated or neglected.
Complete an application online or print one out and mail it in. You can apply for more than one committee per application. Mayor Carter encourages applicants to get recommendations from their city council member.
Please send applications to:
ATTN: Noel Nix
Office of the Mayor
390 City Hall 15 Kellogg Blvd. West
Saint Paul, MN 55102
For a complete list of boards, committees and commissions, please see the list to the right-hand side of this screen. For questions about the application process please contact Noel Nix via email at Noel.Nix@ci.stpaul.mn.us.