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Aging and Adult Services: Advocacy Agencies


Aging & Adult Services Advocacy Agencies

We work to provide advocacy for older adults 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

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

Area Plan Update Public Hearing

AAS invites community members to attend a public hearing where comments can be provided about the 2021-2022 Area Plan for Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities. 

Public Hearing Notice 2021-2022

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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.

“Create, Educate, Advocate and Celebrate!”

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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

San Mateo County Health’s Aging and Adult Services’ 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.