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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.


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

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…

February 12, 2015 - SSC E-Update: Recent Developments – County Aging Initiative, CCI Stakeholders Workgroup Debriefing, SSI/SSP Benefits

January 22, 2015 – On January 9, 2015, Governor Brown released his proposed budget for California’s next fiscal year 2015-16. Click here for SSC’s summary of the elements in the Governor’s proposal that would directly impact seniors and senior services in Alameda County. Click here to go to our State Budget page.

January 22, 2015 – SSC E-Update: Recent Developments – Governor’s Proposed Budget, Funding Opportunity, Oakland Senior Needs Assessment, SSC Website

January 15, 2015 - The news that the CCI will not launch in Alameda County has left many consumers wondering about their options. SSC recently teamed with Legal Assistance for Seniors/HICAP and Harbage Consulting to produce a webinar training to help community-based organizations inform and assist seniors and people with disabilities.  Click here for a pdf of the webinar presentation.

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