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.
January 13, 2016 – East Bay Housing Organizations is asking for help to build inclusive communities in Oakland. Click here to read more.
January 11, 2016 – On January 7, 2016, Governor Brown released his proposed budget for California’s fiscal year 2015-16. Click here to read how it will impact Alameda County.
January 11, 2016 – On December 30, 2015 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Medi-Cal 2020, a five-year $6.2 billion federal 1115 waiver for California. Click here to read more.
January 4, 2016 – Click here to check out SSC’s 2015 Bill List and Outcomes.
December 28, 2015 – The advocacy efforts of thousands of individuals paid off! NCOA reports that last week the President signed a FY2016 funding package that rejects proposed cuts to senior services, and even provides some increases. Click here to read more.
December 17, 2015 – SSC E-Update: Recent Developments
December 15, 2015 – After a long wait, IHSS workers will be paid overtime as of February 1, 2016. Click here to read more.
December 15, 2015 – On December 8, 2015 the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted to approve Health Care Services Agency’s Measure AA recommendations, including $1.5 million in new funding for older adult services. Click here to read more.
December 1, 2015 – The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will consider Health Care Services Agency’s Measure A funding recommendations on December 8th. HCSA is proposing that the county increase the next 3-year cycle of Measure A base funding to $31.5 million a year, and make $1.5 million in new funding available for Older Adult health services. To read more, click here.
- Social Innovation Maker Fair on February 5, 2016 8:30 AM
- Meeting with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf on February 5, 2016 9:30 AM
- ACBHCS Community Living Facility Networking Meetings on February 11, 2016 3:00 PM
- Alameda County Plan for Older Adults Planning Committee Meeting on February 17, 2016 1:30 PM
- BHCS Older Adult System of Care Provider Meeting on April 4, 2016 10:00 AM