Sunday, March 29, 2020
4:30 – 8:30pm
10th Anniversary Celebration
Davis Odd Fellows Hall


2019 Annual Spring Fundraiser

Special Thanks: Sponsors

Supervisor Jim Provenza$1000
St. John’s Retirement Village$1000
Bretton Woods (West Davis Housing)$1000
University Retirement Community $1000
Partnership Healthplan$1000
Friends of Yolo Adult Day Health Care$500
Yolo Hospice$500
Assemblymember Cecelia Aguiar-Curry$500
Craig Blomberg$500
Sutter Davis Hospital$500
Davis Fire Fighters Local$500
Dignity Health-Woodland$500
First Northern Bank$250
Teresa Kaneko$250
Corner Drug, Woodland$250
Jesse Salinas, Yolo Assessor Clerk, Recorder & Elections$200
Alzheimer’s Association$200
Gloria Partida, Davis City Council$200
Valerie Olson$200
Arise Senior Placement Agency$200
Nancy Pennebaker$200
UC Davis Alzheimer’s Research Center$200
Pat Leary$200
Winters Healthcare Foundation$200
Comfort Keepers$200

YHAA Senior SuperStar Awards

Charlotte Dorsey and Jim Brewer
Founders of Bryte & Broderick Community Action Network (BBCAN), West Sacramento

Charlotte and Jim volunteer their time and energy to promote and facilitate education, collaboration, and advocacy on behalf of the aging population of West Sacramento. Charlotte and Jim spearheaded a series of interviews and outreach events in the older and lower-income Bryte and Broderick communities of West Sacramento to learn about residents’ hopes and dreams for their neighborhoods. Residents and city staff formed a partnership in which the city provides an array of services while Bryte and Broderick residents supply vision, leadership, and passion through The Bryte and Broderick Community Action Network (BBCAN) established in 2008. BBCAN hosts educational events providing interaction with city services and public safety personnel and partners with other organizations to host an annual Senior Resources Fair. Charlotte, who is also a member of the California Senior Legislature and a committed member of the YHAA Advocacy Committee, and Jim, a webmaster and radio host, operate the BBCAN website and facebook page (, and spearhead organization of events and outreach to the community.

Woodland Community Care Car
Accepted by
Roy Miller, Chair, Board of Directors

The Woodland Community Care Car is an all-volunteer-run program providing free or low-cost transportation for older adults in Woodland. The program was begun in 1973 by a small group of volunteers that wanted to address a cirtical need in their community. The program serves all residents of Woodland age 55 years and older, with priority given to those with medical appointments. This non-profit is overseen by a board of directors chaired by Roy Miller and is fully financed by donations. The program operates with over 100 volunteers. Service is provided Sunday through Friday using three vans that collectively average over 30 rides per day. Among the rides they provide are transporting the “lunch bunch” to the congregate meal site at the Woodland Community and Senior Center. The City of Woodland supports the program by providing a phone line and computer for scheduling rides and vehicle maintenance. Volunteer drivers are mostly seniors, many of whom, over the years, have gone from providing the rides to needing a ride. The Community Care Car is an excellent example of community members identifying a need, organizing themselves, and finding a way to provide sustainable and reliable service over the past 46 years. The program is also an example of active aging with volunteers being almost exclusively seniors. 

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