Members of the Commission on Aging are appointed by each of the City councils of each incorporated municipal entities within the County, each of the members of the Board of Supervisors, and by agencies providing services to seniors.
Members serve for a period of three years and are expected to participate in regular meetings, as well as sub committees, as part of their duties.
Meetings of the Commission on Aging are held on the first Monday of each month except for the month of August when no meeting is held. If the regular meeting date falls on a legal holiday, the meeting will be held the following Monday.
In response to the growing number of older people and their diverse needs, the Older Americans’ Act calls for a range of programs that offer services and opportunities for older Americans, especially those at risk of losing their independence.
Program funding is allocated to plan, develop, and coordinate systems of supportive in home and community based services.
San Joaquin County is Planning and Service Area 11 and services are administered through the Department of Aging located in the Human Services Agency.