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

Statement of Purpose

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


Meetings are regularly held at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the City of Farmington council chambers January, February and March and at the Costick Center for the remainder of the year.

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

Commission Members

The Farmington Area COA consists of the following:

  • City of Farmington Hills: (10) Members

  • City of Farmington: (4) Members

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

  • Recording Secretary

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

Current Commissioners

  • Jeanne Atkinson (Chair)
  • Mary Buchan
  • Carl Christoph
  • Chuck Collins
  • Richard Corey
  • Jane Frost
  • Kevin Hammer
  • Josephine Hobson
  • Marian Schulte
  • Rolland Walt
  • Winson Wang
  • Norene Yuskowatz