Why Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance?
YHAA was born out of a June 2010 countywide, community-based summit sponsored by the Yolo Commission on Aging and Adult Services and the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Advisory Committee. Summit participants discussed gaps in services for older adults and their caregivers in Yolo County and increasing needs given the rapid growth of the aging population as baby boomers turn 65 years old and increased longevity. The summit produced much excitement and interest in engaging key stakeholders, consumers, and providers to partner, plan, and act to address the needs of Yolo County’s aging residents, their families, and their caregivers. As a result, the Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance (YHAA) was created to promote the well-being of older adults through Education, Collaboration, and Advocacy and serve as The Unified Voice for Older Adults in Yolo County.
The YHAA Board of Directors have identified 6 priority areas for action for 2019-2023:
- Alzheimer’s/Dementia Education and Programs
- Affordable, Accessible Housing
- Advance Planning and Long Term Care Financing
- Expanding Adult Day Services in Yolo County
- Rural Services and Supports
- Organizational Sustainability
For more information, please contact:
Sheila Allen, RN, PhD, Executive Director
Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance
600 A Street, Suite C
Davis, CA 95616