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    California Commission on Aging

                            … a citizens voice within government

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1300 National Drive, Suite 173
Sacramento, CA 95834

Telephone: (916) 419-7591
Fax: (916) 419-7596

The CCoA administers the TRIPLE-A COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA (TACC), representing the state's 33 Area Agency on Aging advisory councils.

To learn more visit the TACC website at

Welcome to the California Commission on Aging Website

The California Commission on Aging (CCoA) was established in 1973 by the Burton Act. It was confirmed in the original Older Californians Act of 1980 and reconfirmed in the Mello-Granlund Older Californians Act of 1996. It is comprised of 25 commissioners; 19 appointed by the Governor, 3 appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, and 3 by the Senate Rules Committee. All Commissioners serve three year terms as volunteers.

The Commission serves as "the principal advocate in the state on behalf of older individuals, including, but not limited to, advisory participation in the consideration of all legislation and regulations made by state and federal departments and agencies relating to programs and services that affect older individuals." As such it is the principal advisory body to the Governor, State Legislature, and State, Federal and local departments and agencies on issues affecting older individuals in order to ensure a quality of life for older Californians so they may live with dignity in their chosen environment.

January 2014 Commissioners in front of State Capitol

White House Conference on Aging – July 13, 2015

The 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA) was hosted by President Obama in the White House on July 13, 2015. While less than 200 persons received personal invitations, many more watched the proceedings on-line from over 700 “watch parties” across the nation.

In a year that marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act, as well as the 80th anniversary of Social Security, the White House Conference on Aging is an opportunity to recognize the importance of these programs, highlight new actions to support Americans as we age and focus on the powerful role that technology can play in the lives of older Americans in the decade ahead.

WHCoA’s are held every decade beginning in 1961. For a list of recommendations from the 2015 White House Conference on Aging click here.

President Obama at WHCoA

Chair Virgie P. Walker and Commissioner Paul Downey with ACL Assistant Secretary Kathy Greenlee at WHCoA

Statewide Highlights