Commission on Aging

Maryanne Zarycka and Anita Shower
SLOCOA Co-Chairs


Meeting location for 2024:

DSS Building, 3433 South Higuera Street, Room #101, SLO




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Brainstorming Results - June 2023



  • Provide current information about resources which meet the needs of the senior population
  • Listen to concerns of the senior population.
  • Recommend and advocate to the Board of Supervisors on behalf of the County’s senior population when action is needed to protect County senior services.

Areas of Concern 2023-2024

(see Brainstorming Report June 2023 for detailed list)

1. Housing - Affordable

2. Care Management and Support

3a. Socialization

3b. Education to Easily Navigate Resources (including Analog access)

4. Transportation/Public Access

5. Health and Wellness

6. Medical Support

7. Legal Advocacy – Awareness and Assistance

8. County/Agency Support Requests

Who Serves on SLOCOA?

Appointees represent each supervisorial district; agencies such as the Area Agency on Aging, Department of Social Services, Adult Services Division; and senior service providers. In addition, there are five “at large” representatives who are knowledgeable about community senior issues, attend monthly meetings, and are willing to distribute news of concern to their senior peers.
View a listing of the Commission members.


Annual Reports 


Monthly Meetings:

2023/2024 - Agenda & Minutes














The Commission meets the 4th Wednesday of the month from 10:00 to Noon (November's & December's meetings are subject to cancellation depending on holidays) at the:

DSS Building, 3433 South Higuera Street, Room #101, San Luis Obispo


Agenda & Minutes - Prior Years


Members of the public are welcome to attend Commission meetings and provide input (Member Application).
If you have comments or questions for the San Luis Obispo County Commission on Aging please email [email protected].


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Related Forms & Documents

By-Laws - Commission on Aging (COA)
Brown Act - Open Meeting Law

Contact Social Services

Child Hotline Information:

  • If you suspect there is an emergency requiring immediate intervention, call 911
  • To report suspected child abuse or neglect call the 24 hour Child Abuse Hotline at (805) 781-KIDS (5437) or toll free 1-800-834-KIDS (5437)

Adult Hotline Information:

  • If you suspect there is an emergency requiring immediate intervention, call 911
  • To report suspected elder abuse or neglect call the Adult Services Hotline at (805) 781-1790 during regular business hours, or after business hours call (844) 729-8011
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