Coordinates planning and funding for programs allowing persons 60 and older to maintain maximum independence in the community. The AAA Advisory Council, a 21-member volunteer committee, works closely with the Agency in planning, funding and advocacy. The Council makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on the needs of seniors, adults with disabilities and their caregivers. Programs include:
Aging Together Sonoma County, the countywide, collaborative initiative supporting healthy aging across the lifespan, offers education and information of interest to seniors and their loved ones.
To support completion of advance care planning, My Care, My Plan: Speak Up Sonoma County offers free public information, presentations and workshops.
To help seniors stay healthy, attend or request a workshop from the an award-winning fall prevention program A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls. The course is intended for seniors whose fear of falling compromises their level of social and physical activity. Call (707) 565-5936 or email the Matter of Balance Coordinator.
Working to prevent elder abuse and support victims, the Sonoma County Elder Justice Coalition offers education and training in prevention and court advocacy for elder abuse victims. The Coalition was established by AAA with support of law enforcement, community-based agencies and interested community members. For information about elder abuse prevention, reporting and the Coalition, visit www.socoelderprotect.org.