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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.


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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

August 25, 2015 – Last Friday the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that home health workers are entitled to the right to receive overtime pay and minimum wage rates. However, the overtime will not be implemented for IHSS in California until the appeals process runs its course. Read more here…

August 25, 2015 – On Friday, September 4, we’ll get our first chance to hear the County’s preliminary thinking around new Measure AA funding for older adults. Read more here…

August 25, 2015 – SSC E-Update: Recent Developments

July 28, 2015 – On June 24, 2015, Governor Brown signed the budget for California’s fiscal year 2015-16. The budget is largely based on the Governor’s conservative forecast of the state’s economy, and continues the fiscal austerity that characterized his previous budgets. Read more here…

July 28, 2015 – Ask any senior who relies on one or more community-based services and you will hear about the power of these interventions to transform lives and health outcomes. Alameda County has come a long way in recognizing the value of these services and this year’s budget doesn’t ignore seniors’ needs. Read more here…

July 28, 2015 – SSC E-Update: State & Local Budget Updates – Wins & Losses

July 2, 2015 – Alameda County’s Older Adult Survey is underway. The survey is a key part of the County’s comprehensive public planning process that will result in the Alameda County Plan for Older Adults. Read more here…

June 17, 2015 – SSC E-Update: Recent Developments

June 16, 2015 – The 2015 Alameda County Survey for Older Adults has been released. The English version is available online by clicking here or you can click here to download the survey, fill it out and mail it in following the instructions on the last page. Translated versions will be available soon. Please plan to distribute this widely; we need as many seniors’ voices as possible to inform the County’s aging planning initiative.

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