2020/21 SSC Conference: Making The Difference

Making the Difference Together
Taking Stock of the Aging Policy Landscape in 2021

At our 7th annual conference in January, we took stock of a public policy landscape that has been irreversibly altered by recent elections, the pandemic, recession, and long-standing racial inequity. Convening nonprofit, public and community stakeholders and policy makers, we focused on learning what 2021 has in store for older adults in our county, and the systems, programs and funding that they rely on. Together, we elevated concrete solutions to improve health and life outcomes for older adults in our county, and gained common understanding and focus for the hard work ahead.

 

Our Program and Conference Materials

Event Date: Friday, January 29, 2021

Click here for a pdf of the day’s program. Click here to see the community Jamboard where we shared our hopes for 2021.

Welcome & Wisdom from Our Community

Wendy Peterson, Director, Senior Services Coalition of Alameda County

Click here for Wendy’s opening remarks. Click here to watch Wendy’s opening remarks. Click here to watch a series of brief interviews with our community members.

 

Conference Plenary & Keynote Conversations   

Centering Equity to Advance Policy Change

Click here to watch the keynote conversation. Click here for the community Jamboard responses that followed this session.

Keynote Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director, Justice In Aging

Moderator: Kweli Kitwana, Associate Director for Policy & Advocacy, Senior Services Coalition

 

The Pandemic and the Economy

Click here for a pdf of this session and here to watch the session. Click here for the community Jamboard responses that followed this session

Speakers:

– Kimi Watkins-Tartt, Director, Alameda County Public Health Department

– Pete Coletto, Finance Director, Alameda County Social Services Agency

Moderator: Deepa Chordiya, Outreach Manager, LIFE Elder Care

 

The Public Policy Landscape 

Click here for a pdf of this session and here to view or download California’s Master Plan for Aging. Click here to watch this session. Click here for the community Jamboard responses that followed this session

Speakers:

– Anissa Basoco-Villarreal, Assistant Agency Director for Government & Community Relations, Alameda County Social Services Agency

– Faith Battles, Assistant Agency Director for Adult & Aging Services, Alameda County Social Services Agency

– Scott Coffin, CEO, Alameda Alliance for Health

Moderator: Karen Grimsich, Administrator, City of Fremont Aging and Family Services 

 

Voices of Our Legislative Partners 

Click here to watch this session.

Speakers:

– Hon. Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, California Assembly District 16

– Hon. Rob Bonta, California Assembly District 18

– Hon. Bill Quirk, California Assembly District 20

Introduced by: Kweli Kitwana, Senior Services Coalition

 

Prizes to Keep Our Eyes On 

Click here for Prizes Summary and Background and here to watch this session.

Moderator: Faith Battles, Assistant Agency Director for Adult & Aging Services, Alameda County Social Services Agency

SpeakersNicole Howell, Ombudsman Services  –  Cynthia Carter Perrilliat, Alameda County Care Alliance  –  Dr. Jim Mittelberger, Center for Elders’ Independence  –  Corinne Jan, Family Bridges  –  Alexandra Boskovich, Alameda County Community Food Bank  –  Wendy Peterson, Senior Services Coalition  –  Marty Lynch, Lifelong Medical Care  –  Margaretta Lin, Just Cities  – Claire Ramsey, Justice In Aging  –  Sharon Cornu, St Mary’s Center

 

Action Conversations

Vaccine – Coordinate and Share Best Practices for Communication and Distribution. Click here for a breakout report. 

Basic Needs – Coordinate to deliver Food, Housing, Healthcare, and Support. Click here for a breakout report.

Public Policy Advocacy – Collaborate to Fund Services and Advance Legislative and Systems Change Priorities

CalAIM – Inform Local Planning for Medi-Cal’s Transformation. Click here for a breakout report. 


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Past Conferences

For information on our 2019 conference, including conference speakers and materials, please click here.

For information on our 2018 conference, including conference speakers and materials, please click here.

For information on our 2017 conference, including conference speakers and materials, please click here.

For information on our 2016 conference, including conference speakers and materials, please click here.

For information on our 2015 conference, including conference speakers and materials, please click here.

For information on our 2014 conference, including conference speakers and materials, please click here.

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