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.
November 20, 2015 – On Monday, November 9 the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ Health Committee met to hear Health Care Services Agency’s recommendations for the next 3-year cycle of Measure A funding. Read the outcome here…
November 20, 2015 – Take Action to Halt Cuts Today! When Congress passed the Balanced Budget Act of 2015, it offered both relief for programs that were facing cuts in FY16 and FY17 – and the potential for some increased funding. However, several critical programs for older adults still face significant funding reductions. Click here to take action now.
November 20, 2015 – On Thursday, November 12, 2015 the Senior Services Coalition held our 2nd annual conference, Making the Difference: Creating Age-Friendly Institutions and Community in Alameda County. Click here to view the program, presentations, materials and take-aways.
November 20, 2015 – SSC E-Update: Recent Developments
September 22, 2015 – SSC has followed several bills introduced in the California legislature this year because they align with SSC’s policy agenda. To read which bills have been sent to the Governor’s desk, click here.
September 22, 2015 – On September 4, United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County hosted a listening session at the Castro Valley Library. Its purpose was to give the staff working on County Measure AA recommendations and on the comprehensive Plan for Older Adults an opportunity to communicate with seniors and their allies. Read more here…
September 22, 2015 – Last month, the Planning Committee working on the County’s Plan for Older Adults heard a compelling presentation by Lillian Schaechner, who directs the Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services’ Older Adult System of Care. Read more here…