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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

July 25, 2016 – Justice In Aging has alerted us to an opportunity to improve access to DME for consumers with both Medicare and Medicaid. Click here to read more.

July 12, 2016 – On June 28 the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted to accept final proposal package and put the Affordable Housing Bond Measure on the November ballot. Click here to read more.

July 12, 2016 – TED Talk: How Societies Can Grow Old Better

July 6, 2016 – Hotel Oakland Village is a new approach to senior living. Find out how this community makes a positive impact for its residents in Oakland. Click here to watch a video to learn more about the project.

June 24, 2016 – SSC Letter to Congressional Rep Barbara Lee re Protecting Funding for SHIP/HICAP

June 23, 2016 – SSC E-Update: Recent Developments

June 22, 2016 – On Tuesday, Housing and Community Development Director Linda Gardner presented the final draft of the Housing Bond proposal to the Board of Supervisors’ Health Committee. Click here to read more.

June 20, 2016 – “Back to the drawing board” was the message that the Board of Supervisors gave on April 25th when the Joint Health & Social Services Committee met to consider the draft of the Alameda County Plan for Older Adults. Click here to read more.

June 15, 2016 – Call to Action: US Senate Proposes to Eliminate HICAP and Senior Employment Funding! Click here to take action.

June 15, 2016 – On Thursday, June 9, Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi presented a proposed FY 2016/17 budget to the Board of Supervisors. Click here to read more.

June 8, 2016 – Action Alert: Act Now to Increase SSI/SSP for Aged, Blind & Disabled

June 1, 2016 – SSC E-Update: Recent Developments

May 27, 2016 – In a conference call convening of Regional Coalitions in California sponsored by The SCAN Foundation, Maya Altman from Health Plan of San Mateo recently gave a presentation about HPSM’s Community Care Settings Pilot. Click here to read more.

May 27, 2016 – The Long Term Quality Alliance recently released a study looking at the effectiveness of long-term services and support integration among five health plans in different states. Click here to read more.

May 25, 2016 – Closing in on a final budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, California’s Senate and Assembly on May 24th addressed critical remaining budget issues, many of which will effect California seniors. Click here to read more.


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