To our customers, partners, community leaders,
Welcome to the Office on Aging. We are a customer focused agency. We have learned over the years that our customers are our best source of information we have on how to design and improve our services. As one of our customers, you are invited to provide your comments and suggestions to help us do our best.
Everyone has the right to age with dignity; is our core value. It helps keep us focused, and clearly guides us to support and partner with everyone dedicated to that principle. This includes older adults themselves and their family, caregivers, professionals, managers, leaders, advocates, elected officials, educators, media, our community partners, and the public at large.
The Office on Aging leadership team has a variety of liaisons with government, professional and community organizations and networks. The goals of these leadership initiatives are: to influence public policy and service funding, to remain informed on emerging trends, needs and available resources, to effect change in service delivery systems, and to promote education on the impact of aging and longevity.
The face of aging is dramatically changing because of longevity, improved health status, and changes in families and communities. In this new age of aging, in the face of scarce government resources and a growing population of seniors, it takes a team of leaders with shared vision and strong commitment to address the challenges before us.
Here at the Office on Aging we convene such teams to address the needs of the present, and to plan for the emerging needs of tomorrow. We trust you will join with us as part of the team that believes everyone has the right to age with dignity and wants to make it reality in our county and far beyond.