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 caregivers. As a result, the Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance (YHAA) was created to promote the wellbeing of older adults through Education, Collaboration, and Advocacy and serve as The Unified Voice for Older Adults in Yolo County.
You can find more facts about California’s Aging population and the need for more integrated care and coordinated system of services and supports here.
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