OC Successful Aging

Chair: Holly Hagler
CEO, SeniorServ

Successful Aging
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Goal: Examine and research strategies and approaches to develop Orange County as a community that facilitates successful aging.

Participating Organizations: 211OC, Alzheimer’s Association – Orange County Chapter, Alzheimer’s Orange County, City of Anaheim, Asian American Senior Citizens Services Center, City of Buena Park, Cal State Fullerton – Center for Successful Aging, CalOptima, Council on Aging – Southern California, City of Fountain Valley, City of Huntington Beach, IrisOC, City of Irvine, Irvine Health Foundation, Jewish Federation and Family Services, City of Laguna Niguel, City of Laguna Woods, City of Mission Viejo, City of Newport Beach, OC Office on Aging, Orange County Community Foundation, City of Santa Ana, SeniorServ, City of Tustin

Goal: Examine and research strategies and approaches to develop Orange County as a community that facilitates successful aging.

Main Organizations: 211OC, Alzheimer’s Association – Orange County Chapter, Alzheimer’s Orange County, City of Anaheim, Asian American Senior Citizens Services Center, City of Buena Park, Cal State Fullerton – Center for Successful Aging, CalOptima, Council on Aging – Southern California, City of Fountain Valley, City of Huntington Beach, IrisOC, City of Irvine, Irvine Health Foundation, Jewish Federation and Family Services, City of Laguna Niguel, City of Laguna Woods, City of Mission Viejo, City of Newport Beach, OC Office on Aging, Orange County Community Foundation, City of Santa Ana, SeniorServ, City of Tustin

Quarterly Updates

Quarter 1
July – September 2017 

  • On September 21, 2017 more than 40 attendees, representing 14 cities, the county and nonprofits, participated in the AARP Age-Friendly Communities information meeting. Two representatives from AARP California discussed the network and how it is becoming a movement within California and across the country.
  • Cities in Attendance: Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin, Villa Park, and Westminster.

Quarter 2
October – December 2017 

  • No committee meetings were held this quarter. Holly Hagler, Chair, and Christine Chow, OCSPA Executive Director have been working with AARP California to identify and outreach to key cities regarding membership in AARP’s Age Friendly Communities Network.

Quarter 3
January – March 2018 

  • No committee meetings were held this quarter. Holly Hagler, Chair, and Christine Chow, OCSPA Executive Director, have been working with AARP to identify and outreach to key cities regarding membership in AARP’s Age Friendly Communities Network. It is expected that the first Orange County city will join within the next few months.

Quarter 4
April – June 2018

  • Holly Hagler, Chair, and Christine Chow, OCSPA Executive Director, have been working with AARP to identify and outreach to key cities regarding membership in AARP’s Age Friendly Communities Network.
  • May 8 Anaheim City Council Meeting: “It is our intent to submit an application… to become a part of AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities which, along with providing opportunities for financial grants to enhance services to seniors, will provide Anaheim with resources and access to information on best practices around the country to improve conditions for older adults in cities.”

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