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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.


Welcome!

 

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 17, 2017 – SSC joined more than 550 local organizations from 38 states to send Congress a letter supporting the Senior Community Service Employment Program and opposing threatened federal funding cuts and elimination. Click here for the letter.

June 29, 2017 – The CBO analysis is out on the US Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act,” detailing the disastrous impact it would have for older Americans and low-income Americans.  For details, action steps and talking points, click here to go to the Fight for Medi-Cal’s web site.

June 21, 2017 – We know how critical healthcare and aging services are to the people who rely on them. We can’t afford to lose our aging services infrastructure. So, we’re launching the #IRelyOn campaign; click here to find out more and join us!

June 1, 2017 – Check out the presentation by San Diego Aging Program Administrator Kristen Smith on SD-VISA, San Diego County’s approach to Home and Community-based Services for Veterans. Click here for the slide presentation, flyer and video.

May 25, 2017 – Click here to read SSC’s letter of support to the Budget Conference Committee regarding APS Home Safe.

May 23, 2017 – Click here to read Governor Brown’s statement on the President’s federal budget proposal.

May 22, 2017 – As of January 1, 2017, Medicare will now pay for care planning services for beneficiaries experiencing cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer’s disease. Click here to read more.

May 17, 2017 – Our Federal Policy Dashboard has been updated. Click here to check it out.

May 17, 2017 – Last week Governor Brown released the “May Revise” of his proposed FY 2017-18 budget. Click here for SSC’s summary of the items that would directly impact seniors and senior services in Alameda County.

May 5, 2017 – Alameda County and all of its health care and community partners will continue to work together to ensure that people have access to health care. Check out the Fight for Medi-Cal website, by clicking here, for the latest information, events and how you can get involved.

April 26, 2017 – We’ve updated our Federal Policy dashboard: click here for the Impact of Sequestration on Key Federal Aging Services Funding and here for the SSC’s Policy Alert for April 2017.


 

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