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.
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. AAA also creates the Area Plan.
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
Commission on Disabilities
The Commission on Disabilities works to promote the independence and full participation of people with disabilities in San Mateo County.
THE 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.
New Beginning Coalition
San Mateo County Health’s Aging and Adult Services’ New Beginning Coalition (NBC) is a broad-based group of older adults,