Commission on Aging

Maryanne Zarycka and Anita Shower
SLOCOA Co-Chairs

 

Purpose

  • 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

1. Senior Outreach - Communicating information to the Senior population; and providing tech support for computers and cell phones
 
2. Transportation - Education on how to use shuttles and buses; and transportation for out of county medical appointments.
 
3. Financial Support - Identity theft and scam updates and information; assistance/advocacy for budgeting, banking, auto pay, benefits (Medicare, SSI, SSDI, Vets, etc…).
 
4. Home Support and Maintenance - Disaster preparedness (education and preparation); and installation of safety fixtures (home security lights, alarms, ramps, grab bars…)
 
5. Medical Support - Advocacy at doctors’ offices and emergency, and Rx (prescription) education, management, lethal/dangerous interactions, overdoses. 

Vulnerable Seniors

Presentations by the Commission on Aging that display the local, State and national facts about the growing aging population and their increased economic, housing and healthcare vulnerability. View the Vulnerable Seniors presentation.

Senior Care Crisis Trends & Critical Needs


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.

 

MONTHLY MEETING INFO FLYER

 

Annual Reports

 
Monthly Meetings:

2023 - Agenda & Minutes

 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

 

2022 - Agenda & Minutes

 January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December
 

 

The Commission meets the 4th Wednesday of the month from 10:00 to Noon (except December) 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].

Related Forms & Documents

By-Laws - Commission on Aging (COA)
Commission-on-Aging-(COA)-New-Membership-App
Brown Act - Open Meeting Law
Be-Invisible-No-More

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
  • Mandated Reporter