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.
May 20, 2015 – Act Now to Preserve Senior Services
Please take a few minutes this week to do two simple things that will make a big difference. We have to convince Congress to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA). Click here to see what you can do to help fund, renew and protect the Older Americans Act.
May 4, 2015 – You’d think that California’s surging revenues would spell relief for health and human services programs that have been crippled by half-a-dozen years of budget cuts. But in a strange convergence of economic recovery and voter-approved propositions, the state seems to have painted itself into a corner and may be unable to address the real needs of Californians. Click here to read more…
May 4, 2015 – New funding for Older Californians Act programs and services is urgently needed to address the huge growth in the number of seniors needing supports in order to stay healthy and navigate the challenges of aging. Click here to read more…
May 1, 2015 – During Alameda County’s Budget Workgroup meetings held in March and April, the County Administrator’s Office outlined current projections for the county’s Fiscal Year 2015-16 budget. Although the economy is thriving, the recovery has left many people behind. Click here to read more…
April 27, 2015 – SSC Communicates Priorities to the California Legislature
On April 6, 2015, SSC sent a letter to the Senate and Assembly Budget Committee Chairs in support of restorations to SSI/SSP. Click here to read through it.
On April 13, 205 SSC sent a letter in support of AB 1261 to preserve the Medi-Cal CBAS coverage for Adult Day Health Care to author Autumn Burke. Click here to read through it.
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.
- Alameda County Plan for Older Adults Planning Committee Meeting on May 20, 2015 1:30 PM
- Older Adult System of Care Provider Meeting on June 1, 2015 10:00 AM