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Council on Problems of the Aged | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Name: Council on Problems of the Aged
Variant Name: Senior Citizen Services for Jackson County

Historical Note: The Council on Problems for the Aged (COPA) was the board initially appointed by the mayor of Carbondale, Ill., to oversee the city's senior citizen services.  It was first organized in 1967 and incorporated in 1969.  Also known as Senior Citizen Services of Jackson County, COPA was subsequently renamed Senior Adult Services.

Elizabeth Hahn collection of Council on Problems of the Aged.

Interview with Herbert Donow, former chair, Senior Adult Services, August 23, 2010.

Interview with Henry Long, Executive Director, Senior Adult Services, August 23, 2010.

Note Author: Walter D. Ray

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