Coordinates planning and funding for programs allowing persons sixty years of age and older to maintain maximum independence in the community. The AAA Advisory Council, a 21-member volunteer committee, works closely with the Agency in the areas of planning, funding, and advocacy. The Council makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on the needs of seniors, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers.
In 1999, the AAA, with support of law enforcement, community-based agencies and interested community members, established the Elder Abuse Prevention Council, now the Sonoma County Elder Justice Coalition. The council is active in education and training in the prevention of elder abuse and court advocacy for elder abuse victims.