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The 2019 FACOA Volunteer Award Nomination Forms are now available. Submission deadline is Feb. 22, 2019.

The Gold & Margaret Loridas Diamond Awards

Criteria: Farmington / Farmington Hills resident, 50 years old or better, who is currently an active volunteer.

Nominees 50 & better will be considered for the Gold Award; nominees 75 & better for the Margaret Loridas Diamond Award.

The Nomination Form is available here.

The 2019 Community Commitment Award

The Community Commitment Award will be presented to a community-based organizationor business which goes above and beyond to serve the older adults of Farmington and Farmington Hills.

The Nomination Form is available here.


Image link: Commission Composition Section

All of the members are volunteers appointed for a period of 3 years by the mayors of Farmington and Farmington Hills respectively.

The Farmington Area COA consists of the following:

  • City of Farmington Hills: 9 Members and 1 Alternate

  • City of Farmington: 3 Members and 1 Alternate

  • Special Services Liaison (Supervisor of the Senior Division of the Dept. of Special Services)

  • Recording Secretary

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Image link: Current Commissioners Section
  • Mary Buchan—City of Farmington Hills (Secretary)
  • Laura Champagne—City of Farmington Hills
  • Carl Christoph—City of Farmington Hills
  • Chuck Collins—City of Farmington Hills
  • Nancy Cook—City of Farmington (Chair)
  • Dan Fantore—City of Farmington Hills
  • Jane Frost—City of Farmington
  • Colleen Kashawlic—City of Farmington Hills
  • Marsha Koet—City of Farmington Hills (Senior Liason)
  • Linda Lee—City of Farmington Hills
  • Julie McCowan—City of Farmington Hills
  • Kathy Marshall—City of Farmington Hills
  • Marian Schulte—City of Farmington (Vice Chair)
  • Karina Weglarz—City of Farmington Hills (Alternate)
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Commission Meetings, Agendas & Minutes
for the Current Year (2018)


The Commission on Aging meets at 5:30 P. M. on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Costick Center, 28600 11 Mile in Farmington Hills (April, May, June, September, October, and November) or at Farmington City Hall, 23600 Liberty Street in Farmington (January, February, and March).

All meetings are open to the public and attendance by all interested citizens is encouraged


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FACOA'S Background, Mission,
and Statement of Purpose


Image link: FACOA's Background

The Farmington Area Commission on Aging was formed in 1977 to support the betterment of daily living for older adults in the cities of Farmington and Farmington Hills.

Image link: FACOA's Mission

The Farmington Area Commission on Aging helps toward the betterment of daily living for older adults with the mission of promoting their well-being and dignity through education and advocacy.

The Commission examines social attitudes, creates community awareness, establishes a climate for living independently and encourages recognition for their contribution to the past and present.

A Consumer Protection Committee is an integral part of the commission keeping the community informed about potential fraud and scams.

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Image link: FACOA's Statement of Purpose

"To promote the well-being and dignity of older adults in our community through advocacy and education."


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