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CHOICE Board

The Community and Home Options to Institutional Care for the Elderly and Disabled Board was established in Indiana statute by IC 12-10-11. CHOICE Board members are charged with establishing long-term goals of the state for the provision of a continuum of care for the elderly and individuals with a disability, among other responsibilities. The board consists of 15 members, whose terms are for two years.

The following five vacancies currently exist and must be filled:

  • One citizen > age 60 nominated by two or more organizations that represent senior citizens and have statewide membership;
  • One citizen nominated by one (or more) statewide organization(s) that represent individuals with disabilities, including those under the age of 18 years of age, and have statewide membership;
  • One provider who provides services under IC 12-10-10;
  • One licensed physician, physician assistant or registered nurse who specializes either in the field of gerontology or in the field of disabilities; and
  • One home care services advocate or policy specialist nominated by two or more organizations, associations or nongovernmental agencies that advocate on behalf of home care consumers, including an organization that represents senior citizens or persons with disabilities.

For general information on gubernatorial appointments, please visit the governor's boards and commissions webpage. For an application, please email the Division of Aging at DAComments@fssa.in.gov with your interest.

CHOICE Board Meetings are open to the public and are held at the Indiana Government Center located at 402 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 on the following dates and times, unless noted otherwise. Locations will be confirmed and posted prior to the meeting.

2021 meetings

  • January 21, 2021 - 2021, 3 - 4:30 p.m. EST - Virtual meeting
    Call-in (audio only) +1 317-552-1674; Conference ID 667 397 126# OR email DAComments@fssa.in.gov prior to 9 a.m. EST on meeting date to request Microsoft Teams meeting link
  • March 18, 2021, 3 - 4:30 p.m. EDT
  • May 20, 2021, 1 - 2:30 p.m. EDT
  • July 15, 2021, 1 - 2:30 p.m. EDT
  • September 16, 2021, 1 - 2:30 p.m. EDT
  • November 18, 2021, 1 - 2:30 p.m. EST

2020 meetings

  • January 16, 2020 - Conference Center Room D - 3 – 4:30 p.m. EST
  • March 19, 2020, Conference Center Room D - 3 – 4:30 p.m. EDT - CANCELLED
  • May 21, 2020, Conference Center Room C - Virtual meeting - 1 – 2:30 p.m. EDT
    (Call 317-552-1674; Conference ID: 462 774 248#)
  • July 16, 2020, Conference Center Room A - 1 – 2:30 p.m. EDT
  • September 17, 2020, Virtual Meeting - 1 – 2:30 p.m. EDT
    (Call -in: +1 317-552-1674; Conference ID: 960 544 133#)
  • November 19, 2020, Virtual meeting
    Use call-in (audio only) +1 317-552-1674; Conference ID 103 140 550# OR email DAComments@fssa.in.gov prior to 9 a.m. EST on meeting date to request Microsoft Teams meeting link

Annual Reports

Commission on Aging

The Commission on Aging was established in Chapter 2 of IC 12-10-2. Among other duties, its members are to encourage the study and discussion of the problems of the aging and the aged. The commission consists of 16 members, no more than eight of whom may be from the same political party. Members must be Indiana residents with an interest in the problems of the aging and aged, with one member from each of Indiana’s nine congressional districts. The remaining members are appointed at large; however, not more than two residents of those members of the same county may be appointed. Commission members serve a term of four years.

A Guide to Develop and Implement Living Longer/Living Better Initiatives in Indiana Communities: Developing Local Community Care Coalitions

This guide, developed with Commission on Aging support, includes evidence-based strategies to help Indiana communities become more age-friendly and dementia-friendly by bringing attention to social determinants of health in communities. In addition, it provides information about structures and processes that integrate health care and aging services at a local level so older adults and their families can better navigate the continuum of acute health care and long-term aging services and supports in their communities.

Commission Vacancies

In addition to vacancies in the 4 and 8 congressional districts, the  commission currently has three at large vacancies. For general information on gubernatorial appointments, please visit the governor's boards and commissions webpage. For an application, please email the Division of Aging at DAComments@fssa.in.gov with your interest.

Commission on Aging Meetings are open to the public and are held at the Indiana Government Center, located at 402 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 from 10 a.m. - Noon (ET) on the following dates, unless noted otherwise. Locations will be confirmed and posted prior to the meeting.

2021 meetings

  • January 21, 2021 - Virtual meeting
    Call-in (audio only) +1 317-552-1674; Conference ID 435 541 503#  OR email DAComments@fssa.in.gov prior to 9 a.m. EST on meeting date to request Microsoft Teams meeting link
  • March 18, 2021 - TBA
  • May 20, 2021 - TBA
  • July 15, 2021 - TBA
  • September 16, 2021 - TBA
  • November 18, 2021 - TBA

2020 meetings

  • January 16, 2020 - Conference Center Room D
  • March 19, 2020 - Conference Center Room D - CANCELLED
  • May 21, 2020 - Virtual meeting (Call 317-552-1674; Conference ID: 104 674 62#)
  • July 16, 2020 - Conference Center Room A
  • September 17, 2020 - Virtual meeting
    (Call-in: +1 317-552-1674; Conference ID: 987 081 794#)
  • November 19, 2020 - Virtual meeting
    Call-in (audio only) +1 317-552-1674; Conference ID 378 528 453# OR email DAComments@fssa.in.gov prior to 9 a.m. EST on meeting date to request Microsoft Teams meeting link

* Location, dates and times are subject to change and will be updated prior to the scheduled meeting.