Each year SSC convenes people from the silos, systems, organizations and communities that touch older people in our county. Our Making the Difference conferences explore emerging issues, illuminate challenges that we need to tackle together, and spark collaborative solutions.

2024 conference

Making the Difference: Addressing Older Adult Homelessness in Alameda County

Older adult homelessness is growing in Alameda County, and older adults spend significantly longer in homelessness than any other age group. How can we reverse these trends? How might we revise systems and eliminate barriers to help displaced older adults access services and housing so they can live safely in the community? How can we move upstream to prevent displacement and address housing insecurity?

Making the Difference will convene community-based organizations, health and social service providers, policy makers, and community members to examine emerging issues and explore solutions that will improve health and life outcomes for older people in Alameda County.

For a pdf flyer of the event, click here.


Friday, May 31, 2024

9am – 2pm


Nile Hall

1233 Preservation Park Way

Oakland, CA 94612


To register, click here.

To inquire about scholarships for community members who would like to attend, contact wendy@seniorservicescoalition.org.


Check out our Sponsorship Information and Sponsorship Form to find out more.

Made possible with the generous partnership and support of:


2023 Making The Difference: Striving for Equity at the Intersection of Health, Housing and Long-Term Care
2020/21 Making The Difference: Taking Stock of the Aging Policy Landscape in 2021
2019 Making The Difference: Leveraging Social Determinants.
2018 Making The Difference: Opening Doors for Older Adults in Alameda County
2017 Making The Difference: Systems Change to Social Movement
2016 Making The Difference: Improving Outcomes for Older Adults
2015 Making The Difference: Creating Age-Friendly Institutions & Community in Alameda County
2014 Making The Difference: Community Supports and Health for Older Adults in Alameda County.