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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 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 on line 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.

June 12, 2015SSC E-Update: State Budget Action Alert

May 28, 2015 – SSC E-Update: State Budget Update

May 20, 2015 – Act Now to Preserve Senior Services

Please take a few minutes this week to do two simple things that will make a big difference. We have to convince Congress to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA). Click here to see what you can do to help fund, renew and protect the Older Americans Act.

May 4, 2015 – You’d think that California’s surging revenues would spell relief for health and human services programs that have been crippled by half-a-dozen years of budget cuts. But in a strange convergence of economic recovery and voter-approved propositions, the state seems to have painted itself into a corner and may be unable to address the real needs of Californians. Click here to read more… 

May 4, 2015 – New funding for Older Californians Act programs and services is urgently needed to address the huge growth in the number of seniors needing supports in order to stay healthy and navigate the challenges of aging. Click here to read more…

May 1, 2015 – During Alameda County’s Budget Workgroup meetings held in March and April, the County Administrator’s Office outlined current projections for the county’s Fiscal Year 2015-16 budget. Although the economy is thriving, the recovery has left many people behind. Click here to read more…

April 27, 2015 – SSC Communicates Priorities to the California Legislature
On April 6, 2015, SSC sent a letter to the Senate and Assembly Budget Committee Chairs in support of restorations to SSI/SSP. Click here to read through it.

On April 13, 205 SSC sent a letter in support of AB 1261 to preserve the Medi-Cal CBAS coverage for Adult Day Health Care to author Autumn Burke. Click here to read through it.


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