Measure H

We are happy to report that many LAAAC advocates have been successful in impacting the Measure H implementation process to benefit older adults. The LAAAC Policy Action Team has organized our members and talking points, and has been tracking and speaking on the older adult need at Measure H county meetings. We’ve been active in … Continue reading

Call to Action. Stopping the Inflow of Homelessness

What’s Happening: Many of us have seen the results of the local 2018 homeless count reporting a 22% increase in homelessness amongst older adults. The Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition (LAAAC), as managed by St. Barnabas Senior Services(SBSS), has also seen a significant increase in reports of first time homeless older adults. Senior Social Service … Continue reading

PURPOSEFUL AGING LOS ANGELES

Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA) seeks to prepare the Los Angeles region for a rapidly aging population through an innovative, sustained initiative that unites public and private leadership and strategies. PALA will improve the lives of older adults and Angelenos of all ages. As part of the Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA) Initiative, the County … Continue reading

LA Times – 22% surge in number of older homeless people catches L.A. officials off guard

Please see the LA Times front page article: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-homeless-older-adults-20180719-story.html       LAAAC’s Policy Action Team (PAT) has been working locally on advocacy in older adult housing and homelessness and is advocating for:   1) Increased supply of affordable units with services attached that are targeted for older adults 2) Prevention solutions targeted to the … Continue reading

Surge in Population of Older Homeless Surprises

Surge in Population of Older Homeless Surprises L.A. Officials   Brandi Orton of Los Angeles Aging Agency Coalition and St. Barnabas Senior Services discusses this year’s surprising spike in the local population of older homeless people. Originally aired on KTLA Weekend Morning News on Saturday, July 21, 2018.    

Homelessness among seniors on the rise

https://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/kcrw-features/homelessness-among-seniors-on-the-rise   The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority recently reported that the total number of homeless people in L.A. County fell since last year, but they also discovered a disturbing trend. The only group in L.A. that is experiencing homelessness more than last year is people age 62 and over. One reason for this increase … Continue reading

GOP Healthcare Proposal Would Harm California Seniors

Attention Aging Advocates, Repeal and Replace is back on the Trump agenda. Please see the 2 Calls to Action below from our partners, Justice In Aging. Although we fought back against recent efforts in Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with the American Health Care Act (AHCA), leaders in Congress say they … Continue reading

We Need to Keep Fighting for Healthcare

The GOP’s Zombie Health Repeal Bill Keeps Rising From the Dead – Let’s Send it to the Grave for Good New Proposals Keep Getting Scarier The Republicans in congress continue to push to resurrect the awful American Health Care Act to repeal “Obamacare.” In the last few days, the White House and Congressmember have had … Continue reading

Measure H Survey

Attention Aging Advocates, Please see the information below from the Homeless Initiative and note the following request to complete the Measure H contracting survey. Dear Partners, Appreciation Notes The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative is pleased to share the first edition of Appreciation Notes:  personal notes by partners acknowledging and celebrating champions whose acts of inspiration, compassion, … Continue reading

Urgent! Call your Representative Now!

Attention Aging Advocates: Below you will find another CALL TO ACTION on the healthcare bill that our great partners, Justice in Aging, sent out today: The House of Representatives is getting ready right now to vote on a bill that will take away health insurance for 24 million Americans, cut Medicaid funding by 25%, and put the … Continue reading

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