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Area Agency on Aging

Advocacy, Programs for Older and Disabled Adults 

aaa_og.jpgWith the oversight of a community Advisory Council, the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) makes recommendations to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors regarding the needs of older and disabled adults and their caregivers.

In response to those needs, AAA also supports helpful programs and services, including:

Older Adults and Residents with Disabilities Invited to Discuss How to Improve County’s Transportation System

How easy is it for older adults and residents with disabilities to get around in Sonoma County? How often do they forgo important trips because they lack transportation? What are the local transportation challenges, successes and gaps in services? 

Older adults and residents with disabilities are invited to discuss these questions and share their experiences, adding their input tothe Sonoma County Connected Communities Transportation Study at two upcoming meetings:

  • Thursday, January 9, 9–11 a.m., at the Cloverdale Senior Center, 311 North Main Street, Cloverdale 
  • Friday, January 10, 1-3 p.m., at the CLSD Bill Platt Training Room, 38901 Ocean Drive, Gualala 

To register for either free discussion, call (707) 565-5903 or email aaa@schsd.org.

The discussion is hosted by the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging (AAA), which received a grant from Caltrans, the state Department of Transportation, to study how well local transportation systems serve older adults age 60+ and residents with disabilities. 

From January-March 2020, the AAA will host several discussion groups around the county focused on assessing and improving local transportation. The AAA will use the information gathered from residents in plans to improve transportation for older adults and residents with disabilities.

“The 2016-2020 AAA Community Report revealed that more than half (57%) of Sonoma County older adults and persons with disabilities stated they are concerned about transportation,” says County of Sonoma Adult and Aging Division Director Paul Dunaway. “It’s vital to get input from older adults and people with disabilities to plan a transportation system that makes it easier to get to health appointments, the grocery store and community events.”

He adds, “More transportation options mean greater independence and self-reliance, better health care and less social isolation. Better transportation systems allow for better access to more job options and financial opportunities for all residents.”

Join the AAA Advisory Council

Make a positive difference in your community. 

The Board of Supervisors appoints 10 community members and the standing Advisory Council elects 11 others to represent the county's geographic areas and special population groups on the AAA Advisory Council. Learn how you can get involved in the Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council's work. View meeting agendas and minutes, a calendar and more, call us at (707) 565-5950 or send us a message on the Contact Us page.

To help define the needs of older and disabled adults and their caregivers, the Area Agency on Aging publishes an Area Plan and Community Report every four years. Concerns described in the 2016-20 plan: The Art of Aging (PDF: 5 MB). include: ease of access to community and government services, local transportation, affordable housing and health care, and support for caregivers, prevention of elder neglect and abuse and services for special populations, such as LGBTQI seniors.

Requests For Proposals (RFPs)

Area Agency on Aging posts Requests For Proposals (RFP) to Sonoma County vendors and suppliers. To register as a vendor and receive bid and RFP notices, visit the County of Sonoma General Services Department Purchasing Division page or call (707) 565-2433.

Contact Information

Area Agency on Aging

Adult and Aging Division
Human Services Department
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Addresses
Address
3725 Westwind Boulevard
First Floor
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.510185, -122.796579
Address
5350 Old Redwood Highway

Suite 100

Petaluma, CA 94954
38.278495, -122.668033

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