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.
Aging, Women and Poverty Policy Brief Released
The causes and potential solutions to high rates of poverty among California’s older women are the focus of a new policy brief released by the California Commission on Aging. The brief outlines issues raised at the Aging, Women and Poverty in California forum hosted by the CCoA, California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, and the California Women’s Law Center in 2016. To read the report, click here.
Commissioner Paul Downey was elected to a second term as Chair of the California Commission on Aging in November. Commissioner Downey, President & CEO of Serving Seniors in San Diego, is an Assembly Speaker’s appointee to the Commission. To read Chairman Downey’s full bio, click here.
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.