Policy Board for Elder Affairs recently invited SMP Hawaii Director Norma Kop to its monthly meeting to share about the Volunteer-Based Program, its mission and a call to action.
The PABEA membership consists of older adult consumers, service providers and others in the field of aging. The Governor, with the consent of the State Senate, appoints all members, except ex-officio members. Ex-officio members are selected from various state departments that work closely with EOA on matters pertaining to aging and family caregiving. The majority of the membership must be age 60 or older, and at least one member must be from each county.