Government Relations

9th Annual LAAAC Summit on Aging

On Friday June 1st, 2018, SBSS held the Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition's 9th Annual Summit on Aging. Held at the USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom, this year's summit welcomed more than 300 advocates.


Our conference featured expert panels discussing policies on aging, resources to support continued knowledge and offer tools as well as networking opportunities. It was during these panels and discussions that we were able to take a deep dive into pressing issues affecting the aging community. We looked into the current landscape of healthcare, housing and immigration, while also touching upon how the media, funders and individuals play a role in shaping aging policy. 

Every Summit, LAAAC honors an individual who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to aging advocacy, made outstanding contributions to the health and well-being of older adults and caregivers in Los Angeles County, and has demonstrated effectiveness as an advocate for seniors and their caregivers. This year, LAAAC honored two exceptional advocates.

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LAAAC was proud to present the 2018 LAAAC Legislative Champion Award to The Honorable Hilda L. Solis, The Los Angeles County Supervisor of the 1st District. The LAAAC 2018 Champion Award was presented to Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director at the Justice in Aging. 

Thank You to our Sponsors

L.A. Care Health Plan
Care1st Health Plan
SEIU Local 2015
SCAN Health Plan
Molina HealthCare
USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Center for Healthcare Rights
Partners in Care Foundation
San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council
California Women's Law Center
CareMore Health
Cal MediConnect Outreach
Menorah Housing Foundation
AARP California
Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles
Justice in Aging
Huntington Hospital
Hollywood Center
USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging
Affordable Living for the Aging
LA Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Right at Home
Providence Health and Services

Supported by a grant from The SCAN Foundation - advancing a coordinated and easily navigated system of high-quality services for older adults that preserve dignity and independence. For more information, visit

Once again, thank you to all our generous sponsors, planning committee members, speakers and attendees for a successful Summit! We look forward to seeing everyone at our 10th annual Summit next year!

For more pictures, visit LAAAC's website

Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA) Survey



Los Angeles County is launching a ground breaking movement aiming to make Los Angeles an age-friendly community. Purposeful Aging Los Angeles is seeking to work with Angelenos to collect our thoughts, questions, concerns, and opinions of what can be done to make our community age-friendly.

You can join the movement and help change the future of aging by taking the confidential brief PALA survey. It can be filled out in your preferred language and anyone 18 years of age or older who lives in the LA County are encouraged to do so. This is great way to speak up for our loved ones, community, self and future.

Click here to take the survey

Press Conference on the American Health Care Act

On Friday, March 17th, 2017, SBSS partnered with Assembly Member Miguel Santiago, Fight4OurHealth Coalition, SEIU Local 2015, Justice In Aging, and older adults to hold a rally and press conference at SBSS Mid-City Senior Center opposing the Affordable Care Act repeal.

The changes to Medicaid proposed by Congress will make it more expensive for older adults to access basic health care services, as well as long-term services and supports that allow them to age at home and in the community for as long as possible.

During the press conference, over 100 older adults and community members joined together to spread awareness of the negative impact the American Health Care Act will have on our communities.

Thank you ABC 7, KCAL 9, Univision, and Estrella TV for airing the story and helping to spread awareness of issues that negatively effect older adults in our community.

SBSS' AGEnts for Change, Hermie Cruz and Orlando Estrada are featured in some of the clips, as well as our partners Health Access California, Social Security Works and Justice in Aging.

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KCAL 9 clip
Univision clip
Estrella TV clip







Photo Credits: SEIU Local 2015