Footprints in the Community

Dementia Friendly Ventura County

The goals of DFVC are:

  • To create a county where persons with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are valued and respected, feel safe, and their caregivers are supported;
  • To educate and inform all entities that serve the public about the unique needs of this population to better serve and support them; and
  • To promote community awareness of the condition and how individuals and businesses can make a positive difference.

Senior Concerns serves on the leadership team of the Dementia Friendly Ventura County Initiative.
http://vcaaa.org/about-us/planning-strategy/advocacy/dementia-friendly-ventura/

LGBT Aging Coalition of Ventura County

Mission: The LGBT Coalition on Aging, is dedicated to providing a network of resources and education in support of LGBT older adults living in Ventura County

Formed in late 2015, the LGBT Coalition on Aging (LGBT COA) brought together many allies and members of the LGBT community. The mission was developed in response to an understanding that the needs of the older adult LGBT population are unique and not being fully met in Ventura County. Older adults in this community face difficult challenges as they become more vulnerable and need to rely on outside services for assistance and care.

The LGBT COA offers quarterly LGBT Aging Services Network meetings giving service providers a chance to network with other older adult service providers who share the goal of being LGBT friendly.

The LGBT COA meets monthly and is open to public members. If interested please contact mshapiro@seniorconcerns.org to learn more.

Senior Concerns founded and leads this coalition.

Ventura County Area Agency on Aging

The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging (VCAAA), an agency of the County of Ventura, is the principal agency in Ventura County charged with the responsibility to promote the development and implementation of a comprehensive coordinated system of care that enables older individuals and their caregivers to live in a community-based setting and to advocate for the needs of those 60 years of age and older in the county, providing leadership and promoting citizen involvement in the planning process as well as in the delivery of services.

Senior Concerns’ Director of Programs holds a seat on the elected Advisory Council of the VCAAA to represent service providers.
http://vcaaa.org/

Ventura County Coalition for Compassionate Care

The mission of the Ventura County Coalition for Compassionate Care (VCCCC) is to improve the quality of life for all Ventura County residents by educating, counseling, and encouraging the public and healthcare professionals to share their knowledge, goals, and priorities.  We promote timely advance care planning and understanding of medical treatment options for those of all ages, especially those with chronic and serious illness.

Senior Concerns serves on the steering committee for the Ventura County Coalition for Compassionate Care.
http://www.vccoalitionforcompassionatecare.org/