Commission on Aging

Workshop in March 2024:Commission on Aging Logo

AGING IN PLACE
Is it (still) right for you?

Recent statistics indicate that over 80% of Americans express a strong preference for aging in place, maintaining their residence as they grow older. However, as individuals age, they may encounter increasing challenges in doing so, often requiring assistance despite a reluctance to address this need openly. Fortunately, various community-based services are available to support individuals in safely and comfortably continuing to live in their own homes.

Please join the Commission on Aging and the Senior Center and attend this FREE workshop!

Thursday, March 28, 2024
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Pleasant Hill Senior Center
233 Gregory Lane

Topics to be covered include:

  • Strategies for safeguarding oneself while exploring different agencies offering Home Care and Placement services.
  • Rights of patients upon discharge from hospitals or skilled nursing facilities.
  • Understanding the ongoing staffing challenges in the industry and their impact on individuals receiving care at home or in facilities.
  • Exploring various types of senior communities such as Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Board and Cares.
  • Dispelling myths surrounding Hospice care and guidance on when to consider it.
  • Recognizing signs of caregiver burnout and seeking relief.

Registration is required. Sign up on line at: https://bit.ly/COAEvents or contact Juanita Davalos at jdavalos@pleasanthillca.org or 925-671-5283.  


Meetings

Regular meetings of the Commission on Aging are held on the second Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the small Community Room at City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. The public is welcome to attend a meeting to learn more about the Commission. Please review the monthly meeting agendas for more information on how to participate as a member of the public.

 Members

  • Linda Fisher, Chair
  • Lorna Van Ackeren, Vice Chair
  • Carol Bateman
  • Veronica Dise-Hodge
  • Marion Gizzi
  • Camie Hansen
  • Bill Musick
  • Dana Simmons
  • Quy Tran

For commission, committee and board term dates, view the Local Appointments List.

Overview

The nine member commission considers all matters affecting the aging in the community; provides awareness of resources; and participates in events of benefit to the aging population. Three members of the commission may be under 55 years of age and at least six members must live in the City. Length of term is four years.


The Commission welcomes your input and ideas. Please contact staff liaison Juanita Davalos at (925) 671-5283 with questions or comments.