AGEnts for Change

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.

ABC 7 clip
KCAL 9 clip
Univision clip
Estrella TV clip

 

 

 

 

 

 


Photo Credits: SEIU Local 2015

Grantmakers in Aging Diversity Award Ceremony

Rigo is pictured with John Feather (Chief Executive Officer of GIA), and Diversity Award Committee Members Therese Ellery (Rose Community Foundation) and Jolene Fassbinder (Archstone Foundation)

Rigo is pictured with John Feather (Chief Executive Officer of GIA), and Diversity Award Committee Members Therese Ellery (Rose Community Foundation) and Jolene Fassbinder (Archstone Foundation)

St. Barnabas Senior Services President and CEO, Rigo Saborio, traveled to Portland to accept the Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) Diversity Award for our AGEnts for Change program.

The GIA Diversity Award recognized national, regional and local programs that embrace diversity as a fundamental element in all levels of their work in aging. 

The AGEnts for Change are individuals from all cultures, backgrounds and life experiences that come together to advocate for the rights of older adults and inspire others to do the same.
Thank you to GIA (Grantmakers In Aging) for the honor. It was wonderful to see our colleagues in the advocacy world and share the work the AGEnts for Change are doing. 

AGEnts for Change are Getting out the Vote!

The SBSS AGEnts for Change have been working to Get out the Vote! The AGEnts are visiting nine Los Angeles County senior centers to ensure older adults are registered to vote.

The AGEnts for Change are individuals from all cultures, backgrounds and life experiences that come together to advocate for the rights of older adults and inspire others to do the same.  Voter registration closes on October 24th. LEARN MORE

We won the Grantmakers in Aging Diversity Award!

St. Barnabas Senior Services has won the Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) Diversity Award for our AGEnts for Change program. The GIA Diversity Award recognized national, regional and local programs that embrace diversity as a fundamental element in all levels of their work in aging. 

The AGEnts for Change are individuals from all cultures, backgrounds and life experiences that come together to advocate for the rights of older adults and inspire others to do the same. Through AGEnts for Change, SBSS trains a diverse, under-served group of older adults to become Lead Advocates and AGEnts who, in turn, educate policymakers and mobilize their peers on critical issues, including: food security, safe housing, healthcare, and creating aging-friendly neighborhoods. 

AGEnts for Change is the only program in Los Angeles County to recruit, educate, and engage older adults as facilitators for their own advocacy. LEARN MORE.