The Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance serves as the unified voice for older adults and caregivers in Yolo County. The mission of Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance is to promote the well being of older adults through education, collaboration and advocacy.
The Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance (YHAA) is the outcome 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 in Yolo County resulting from the simultaneous draconian cuts in service and the “silver tsunami” of aging baby boomers. This summit produced much excitement and interest in engaging key stakeholders, consumers and providers to plan and take action to address the needs of the Yolo aging community.
The Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance 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.