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Aging is something we have in common, no matter what age we are right now. Being part of a community, feeling safe, maintaining health and mobility – these are expectations that most of us have as we age. The Senior Services Coalition is working together to shape public policy for today, and for a future in which every fifth person you meet will be over 65.


Welcome!

The Senior Services Coalition web site is not for members only! It’s for all senior serving organizations, for policy makers, and for Alameda County stakeholders who care about seniors. It will help you learn about the issues and get involved in advocacy and policy change. The first step to getting involved is to subscribe to our Action Alerts and updates (fill out the subscribe box on the right). If you have questions or suggestions about content, features or other aspects of this site, please feel free to contact us.

Latest Developments

April 16, 2015 – 3-Part Series on Practical Ways to Age In Place starts April 25, 1:30pm

Many of us would prefer to stay in our homes (whether we own or rent) for as long as possible. How do we do that safely and successfully while having a vibrant community around us to stave off isolation and loneliness in our later years?

TTN-HOME and Ashby Village are producing a 3-part, in-depth series that will explore topics that include alternative ways to stay in one’s home, ways to age in your community, finding companionship by house sharing (and what kind of housing agreements to put in place), and the community resources to support housing options. Read more here…

April 6, 2015 – Advocacy Alert: Letters of support needed for SSI/SSP and CBAS. Click here to find out what you can do.

April 6, 2015 – On March 27, DHCS’s new Director, Jennifer Kent, submitted a request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to renew California’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver for a new five-year term. The new waiver, “Medi-Cal 2020,” seeks approximately $17 billion in federal investment to further California’s payment and delivery system transformation. Click here to check out the waiver renewal documents or subscribe to stakeholder alerts. Read more here…

March 13, 2015 – SSC E-Update: Updates & Announcements

February 24, 2015 – Olmstead Advisory Committee Application Deadline: March 20 – The Olmstead Advisory Committee is looking to appoint new Committee members to augment the Committee’s expertise in five areas: Transportation, Housing, Adult Day Health Centers, Consumers, and Alzheimer’s Disease

The Committee member would need to attend three meetings annually in Sacramento. (Travel reimbursement is available.) The application is available on the Committee’s website here.

February 12, 2015 – SSI/SSP grant levels are below the federal poverty level. Join organizations and individuals statewide in demanding change.  Click here to find out how.

February 12, 2015 – On January 23 we reconvened the Coordinated Care Initiative Stakeholders Workgroup for a post-CCI Debriefing and discussion about opportunities that the group might pursue together. Read more…

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