Who We Are
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.
What We Do
The Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance (YHAA) serves as the unified voice for older
adults, their families, and caregivers in Yolo County. Our mission is to promote the wellbeing of older adults through education, collaboration, and advocacy.
The Alliance is a non-profit organization that brings together senior issues
advocates and service providers to assure people in Yolo County can access
a full range of services and supports they need to age with dignity, choice, and independence. YHAA operates under the guidance of a Board of
Directors and includes two committees: Advocacy and Collaboration, with
broad-based representation from throughout Yolo County.
YHAA is part of The SCAN Foundation’s Community of Constituents
initiative, building a statewide movement to transform the system of care so that all Californians can age with dignity, choice, and independence.
A 501(c)(3) organization with no government funding, YHAA relies totally on private donations and grants.
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
Why We Need Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance
For more information, please contact:
Sheila Allen, RN, PhD, Executive Director
Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance
600 A Street, Suite C
Davis, CA 95616