Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance (YHAA) was born out of a June 2010 countywide, community-based summit sponsored by the Yolo Commission on Aging and Adult Services and the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Advisory Committee. Summit participants discussed gaps in services for older adults and their caregivers in Yolo County, and increasing needs due to a combination of increased longevity and the rapid growth of the aging population as baby boomers turn 65 years old. The summit produced much excitement and interest in engaging key stakeholders, consumers, and providers to partner, plan, and act to address the needs of Yolo County’s aging residents, their families, and caregivers. As a result, the Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance (YHAA) was created to promote the well-being of older adults through education, collaboration, and advocacy, and to serve as The Unified Voice for Older Adults in Yolo County.
A 501(c)(3) organization with no government funding, YHAA relies totally on private donations and grants.
WHAT WE DO
The Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance (YHAA) serves as the unified voice for older adults, their families, and caregivers in Yolo County. Our mission is to promote the well-being of older adults through education, collaboration, and advocacy.
The Alliance is a non-profit organization that brings together senior-issues advocates and service providers to ensure people in Yolo County can access the full range of services and supports they need to age with dignity, choice, and independence. YHAA operates under the guidance of a Board of Directors and includes two committees: Advocacy and Collaboration, with broad-based representation from throughout Yolo County.
YHAA is part of The SCAN Foundation’s Community of Constituents initiative, building a statewide movement to transform the system of care so that all Californians can age with dignity, choice, and independence.