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Aging and Adult Services: Advocacy Agencies


Aging & Adult Services Advocacy Agencies

We work to provide advocacy for seniors and adults with disabilities. Aging and Adult Services is advised by three consumer advisory boards: the Commission on Aging, Commission on Disabilities and the IHSS Public Authority Advisory Committee. It also serves as the Area Agency on Aging

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Area Agency on Aging

The Health System’s Aging and Adult Services serves as the local Area Agency on Aging (AAA). AAA created by the federal Older Americans Act act as the focal point for aging concerns at the community level.

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Commission on Aging

Established in 1969, the Commission on Aging’s mission is to maintain, enhance and improve the quality of life for older adults in San Mateo County through the promotion of independence and self sufficiency, mental and physical health, and social and community involvement.

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Commission on Disabilities

The Commission on Disabilities works to promote the independence and full participation of people with disabilities in San Mateo County.

Our vision is to provide leadership in creating effective solutions to meeting the needs and broaden our role as a resource to the community.

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SCAN Foundation

The SCAN Foundation is an independent charitable organization whose mission is to advance a coordinated and easily navigable system of high-quality services for older adults that preserve dignity and independence. The New Beginning Coalition has been chosen to participate in the Foundation’s Community of Constituents initiative. This initiative is a statewide movement of over 500 member organizations with an additional 700 affiliated members, to transform the system of care, so that all Californians can age with dignity, choice and independence.

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New Beginning Coalition

Aging and Adult Services’ The New Beginning Coalition (NBC) is a broad-based group of older adults, persons with disabilities, caregivers, and service providers whose mission is to improve the quality of life of San Mateo County’s diverse population of older adults and adults with disabilities.