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.

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June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month in California

Elder abuse is a crime that is growing in scope and in numbers in our state. CCoA is pleased to partner with the California Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the California Elder Justice Coalition to share the Elder Abuse Awareness Month Toolkit, designed to educate and inform organizations and individuals about the prevalence and signs of elder abuse. The Toolkit includes public service announcements, Elder Abuse Awareness Month letterhead, and tips on spreading the word on social media.

Please download and use these materials to spread the word.

Commissioner Paul Downey Elected CCoA Chair

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Commissioner Paul Downey was elected Chair of the California Commission on Aging in May. Commissioner Downey, President & CEO of Serving Seniors in San Diego, was re-appointed by former Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins to his second term on the Commission in 2015. Click here to read more.


Contact Us
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 www.4tacc.org.