Community Leadership: Aging Together
An unprecedented challenge lies ahead for all of us working in the field of human services. By 2030, the senior population in California will grow by almost 50%. By comparison, the overall state population will grow by just 12% in this same time period. The safety net systems serving seniors today are fragmented and under-resourced. To prepare for accelerating demand, human service agencies at every level of government will need to develop strategies for innovation, system integration, and effective advocacy to strengthen the support network for older adults. In this session, three Bay Area counties provided an overview of these challenges and discuss opportunities to work at the local level to prepare for new demands on our aging programs.
- Diane Kaljian, Director, Adult and Aging Division, Sonoma County Human Services Department
- Shireen McSpadden, Executive Director, Department of Aging and Adult Services, San Francisco Human Services Agency
- Randy Morris, Assistant Agency Director, Alameda County Social Services Agency