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Age Forward Coalition of San Mateo County

Established 2019

Meeting: 2nd Thursday of every month, 2-3 PM


The Age Forward Coalition is a broad consortium of San Mateo County (SMC) nonprofit and community organizations and advocates who have been serving older adults and adults with disabilities in SMC for many years. The Coalition

  • Engages in advocacy and acts as a catalyst for community partners to find funding to maintain, protect, promote, and enhance equitable services and support for this target population.

  • Strives to ensure the highest possible attainment of independence, health, and well-being for this target population, and to make San Mateo County a more aging- and disability-friendly community.

  • Provides a means for collaboration among the members to network, exchange information and knowledge, provide leadership, build community-wide capacity, and address goals for improving the lives of San Mateo County older adults, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers (herein, target population).  




The Coalition has accomplished the following to meet its mission through generous support from The SCAN Foundation:

  • Advocacy Activities

    • Sponsored a California Master Plan for Aging panel discussion webinar with elected leaders, May 2021.

    • Participated in California Senior Advocacy Day, May 2021 and May 2022.

    • Sponsored a “Promoting Successful Aging” webinar with invited speakers from the Stanford Center on Longevity and the CA Department of Aging, May 2022.

  • Partnership Building and Activities

    • Established a relationship with the California Collaborative for Long-Term Services.

    • Worked with the Commission on Aging to send a letter to the SMC Board of Supervisors regarding Measure K funding support for older adults’ issues, November 2021.

    • Provided public comment to the Board of Supervisors, September 2021 and 2022.

    • Participated in the Board of Supervisor candidates’ interview forums, September 2022.

  • Capacity Building for Coalition Members

    • Sponsored and facilitated numerous advocacy training activities for older adult advocates.

    • Provided opportunities for networking, collaboration, and leadership.

  • June 2022; Dec. 2022

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