Aging Services of California
1315 "I" Street
Sacramento, CA, 95814
In the first two decades of the new millennium, the number of Californians over the age of 65 is projected to double to more than 6.5 million. Every facet of life in the state will be impacted – from politics and public services to the economy and healthcare. This changing, aging demographic also requires that society view such disparate issues as the workforce, housing, transportation, insurance, safety and particularly long-term care in a new context with an older perspective.
The goal of Aging Services of California, a leading advocate in the state for quality senior living and care, is to help develop progressive and innovative strategies for Californians to age well into the future. Paramount concerns in aging services include providing more options for care; continuity, accessibility and flexibility of services; reasonable and secure financing; affordable senior housing; healthcare; education and training programs and research and technological advances – in general, ensuring all of us can age independently and with dignity.
Aging Services of California (formerly California Association of Homes and Services for the Aging) represents more than 400 nonprofit providers of senior living and care – including affordable housing, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living, skilled-nursing, and home and community- based care. Aging Services of California's advocacy, educational programs and communications help its members best serve the needs of more than 100,000 seniors.
It is the mission of Aging Services of California, formerly the California Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, to advance housing and services for older adults and to support and inspire its members through advocacy, education, research and services enabling them to meet changing needs of their clients and communities.
Aging Service of California recently completed a rigorous strategic planning process that outlines the association's major goals and objectives for the next three years. The plan was adopted by the Board of Directors in May 2010. Download a copy of the 2010-2013 Strategic Plan summary for Aging Services of California. Click on the image to the left.
Aging Services of California is a catalyst for members to advocate, enrich and advance aging services.
The members of Aging Services of California, formerly the California Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, are committed to a vision, mission and set of values that frame our approach to service and advocacy for California's older adults. As not-for-profit organizations providing quality housing, healthcare and services to California's older adults, we share a tradition of religious, ethnic, fraternal or community sponsorship. We support the spirit of volunteerism, community service, charitable activities, and collaborative planning.
The values shared by Aging Services of California members include:
- Long term commitment to the security of older adults
- Mission driven
- Mutual support and assistance among members
- Respect of all peoples
- Commitment to socioeconomic and multicultural diversity
- Advocate for not for profit status
- Consumer focused
- Dignity and quality of life for older adults
Senior Living Residents
Aging Services of California members serve more than 100,000 older adults. The quarterly newsletter, RESIDENT agenda, is available to all these individuals as are education programs and other resources. Residents also contribute to and benefit from Aging Services' ongoing advocacy on behalf of members and the public.
Senior Living and Care Consumers
Aging Services of California is the state's leader in senior living and care advocacy, education and resources. This website is a the primary consumer resource and link to aging services throughout the state. Aging Services also sponsors “Aging is an active verb,” the statewide multimedia campaign to promote and support healthy, safe, independent and active aging.