The commission on aging [state agency on aging] shall establish and maintain a comprehensive statewide program designed to meet the social service needs of the state's aged population. Not by way of limitation, the commission [agency] shall:
A. strengthen and coordinate services of state and local public bodies for the benefit of the aged;
B. promote the utilization of older persons in all phases of employment;
C. disseminate information to the aged relative to federal, state and local services for the aged;
D. encourage training programs, retraining programs and opportunities for older workers;
E. develop new methods of job placement for older workers;
F. promote public recognition of the advantages of hiring and retaining older workers; and
G. promote and develop programs of community resources and facilities designed to meet the social needs of older persons.