From the City of Cambridge, July 27, 2016: The Council on Aging is seeking people to serve on its board and advocate for issues important to seniors. Applicants must be age 60 or older and a Cambridge resident.

The deadline is Aug. 26 for letters expressing interest and describing applicable experience.

The purpose of the board is to promote and encourage existing and new services and activities intended to enhance and improve the quality of life of older people in the city; advise the city manager on matters pertaining to the elderly; and advocate for older residents. Board members also support Council on Aging and Senior Center staff with community outreach for services, benefits, activities and programs.

Letters should be sent to Richard C. Rossi, city manager of the City of Cambridge, at 795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139; be faxed to (617) 349-4307; or be emailed to [email protected].

For information, call Executive Director of the Council on Aging Susan Pacheco at (617) 349-6220 or send her e-mail at [email protected].