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New Beginning Coalition

General information

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. One of the ways that the NBC attempts to meet its mission is through the development, implementation, and monitoring of long-range strategic plan (Area Plan) for a continuum of services that is responsive to the needs of its consumers and acknowledges and incorporates the diversity that exists in San Mateo County. The Area Plan serves as a blueprint for all other plans regarding older adults and adults with disabilities NBC, with the assistance of the Commission on Aging and Commission on Disabilities, develops and implements the countywide strategic plan for services for older adults and adults with disabilities. NBC’s other roles include advocacy and community education. NBC meets quarterly.

The meetings in 2020 are set for:

  • January 21st
  • * March 17th – San Mateo County Health, 225 37th Ave., San Mateo, Room 100
  • * May 19th – San Mateo County Health, 225 37th Ave., San Mateo, Room 100
  • July 21st
  • September 21st
  • November 17th

All meetings are now held remotely.  Contact for information. 

The NBC Steering Committee

Select members from the NBC have responsibility for the development and management of the Area Plan in order to accomplish the goals, including collecting information and evaluating progress towards completion of those goals, and when necessary redirecting the progress towards meeting the goals. NBC Steering Committee members may design and/or conduct community assessments and gather community needs assessment data in collaboration with the NBC. Steering Committee members will engage current and potential NBC members in the planning, implementation, and evaluation process. They will also design, convene, and facilitate NBC meetings and conduct outreach to recruit new community leaders. Steering Committee members will actively participate in the Area Plan workgroups and report back to the other Steering Committee members. If you are interesting in joining the Steering Committee, submit an application to Cristina Ugaitafa.