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.
February 20, 2017 – When Governor Brown released his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017/18, he included in it a plan to discontinue the Coordinated Care Initiative. Why is this deeply concerning for us in Alameda County? Click here to read more.
February 20, 2017 – ACTION ALERT: California legislators are holding hearings right now that will help set budget priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. Click here to find out how you can help.
February 20, 2017 – On Monday, February 27, the Board of Supervisors’ Joint Health & Human Services Committee will consider the proposed ordinance to create the Alameda County Council for Age Friendly Communities. Click here to read more.
February 20, 2017 – We’ve added a fascinating article from California Healthline on the recent spike in senior falls. Click here to go to our media page and read it.
January 30, 2017 – ACTION ALERT: Caregivers and their families need to make their voices heard. Tell Congress that to stand by caregivers they must protect Medicare, Medicaid, and the ACA. Click here to learn more.
January 25, 2017 – On January 10, 2017, Governor Brown released his proposed budget for California’s fiscal year 2017-18. Click here to read the impact on Alameda County Seniors and Services.
January 25, 2017 – With the tectonic shift in our national political landscape, programs that California seniors depend on may be at grave risk. Our goal is to protect these programs for Alameda County seniors, and to aid in that we created a Federal Policy Dashboard to track issues and concerns. Click here to learn more.
January 9, 2017 – ACTION ALERT: Join us for a Statewide Day of Action, responding to the proposed budget that Governor Brown will release on January 10th. Click here to learn more.
January 9, 2017 – ACTION ALERT: Help Save the Affordable Care Act – Join a National Call-In Day on January 10th. Click here to learn more.
- C4A Capitol Advocacy Day on February 23, 2017 9:00 AM
- *NEW DATE* Joint Health & Social Services Committee Hearing on February 27, 2017 12:30 PM
- California Budget and Policy Center’s Policy Insights Conference on March 2, 2017 8:30 AM
- Californians for SSI Capitol Action on March 2, 2017 9:30 AM
- Leading Age Policy and Leadership Summit on March 7, 2017
- Affordable Care Act Town Hall on March 12, 2017 1:00 PM
- March for Meals Events in Alameda County on March 24, 2017 9:00 AM
- Senior Rally Day in Sacramento on May 11, 2017 9:00 AM