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.
May 3, 2016 – The County Board of Supervisors are planning a $500 million Affordable Housing Bond Measure for the November 2016 ballot. Click here to find out how you can help.
May 3, 2016 – Seniors from around California descended upon the Capitol last week in a strong show of support for increases to SSI/SSP payments. Click here to read more.
April 26, 2016 – Seniors and others concerned about senior issues from around California are converging on Sacramento for a Senior Rally Day on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Click here for more information and to register.
April 12, 2016 – On April 25 a joint meeting of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ Health and Social Services Committees will consider a draft of the county Plan for Older Adults. Click here to read more.
April 12, 2016 – The voices and stories of seniors, community organizations, and health providers are needed April 28th in Sacramento at the Senate Budget Hearing on Health and Human Services. Click here to read more.
April 12, 2016 – SSC E-Update: Opportunities to Engage
March 9, 2016 – SSC E-Update: Recent Developments
February 24, 2016 – Advocacy Alert: Advance Efforts to Increase SSI/SSP Grant Levels
February 23, 2016 – An older adult’s ability to access health and supportive services is directly tied to the cost of the services and the options covered by her/his health insurance. This is a key take-away from a report heard at last week’s meeting of the Planning Committee working on Alameda County’s Plan for Older Adults. Click here to read more.
- Oakland City Council Finance Committee Hearing on May 10, 2016 9:30 AM
- Senior Rally Day on May 11, 2016 10:00 AM
- ACBHCS Community Living Facility Networking Meetings on May 12, 2016 3:00 PM
- Legal Assistance for Seniors’ 11th Annual Conference on Elder Abuse on May 17, 2016 8:30 AM
- Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Day on June 21, 2016 9:00 AM