About the Board

Area II serves the needs and concerns of seniors and the disabled throughout an eleven-county area, including two reservations, in central Montana.

Area II grew out of the Older Americans Act of 1965, which developed federal, state, and local structures to administer programs to help the elderly maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities. In the State of Montana, the Older American Act is administered by the Aging Services Bureau, Department of Public Health, and Human Services. As local, grass-root resources, Area Agencies have advisory counsels who review and comment on all programs affecting seniors.

Appointed each June


Jeff Ruffatto Commission Representative

Term Expires with Term

Donna McFarland Senior Co-Representative

Term Expires June 2023

Roann Nickell Senior Co-Representative

Term Expires June 2023

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