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2019 Senior Survey

The survey’s purpose is to gather valuable data on the service needs of older adults and their caregivers residing within the county.

The 2019 Senior Survey is key to the entire planning and service delivery process. It presents questions to help in determining which services to establish.

The survey will inform the development and implementation of the Area Agency on Aging four-year Area Plan on Aging.  It will help identify existing and potential needs of older adults within the county, the area’s existing resources, as well as unmet needs, under-utilized services, and barriers that may prevent access to available services.

Looking for a Program Director


The Seniors Council is actively looking for a Program Director for the Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion Program.

There is no deadline for applications, the listing will remain open until the position is filled.

Click for more information about the position and how to apply: Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion - Program Director

CalFresh expandes to SSI recipients

Great news for the millions of older adults on SSI (Supplemental Security Income)!

The CalFresh program is being expanded to include older adults and people with disabilities currently receiving SSI benefits.

This expansion becomes effective June 1, 2019.
In Santa Cruz County, people can apply at the CalFresh Application Center, 1020 Emeline Avenue, Building B, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Phone: (888) 421-8080.

Or click here:

Thank you for helping us spread the word about this important program expansion by distributing this 
press release to your respective networks and clients.
If you have any questions, please contact:

California Department of Aging
Office of Legislation and Public Affairs
1300 National Drive, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 419-7502

Project SCOUT 2018 Accomplishments

A Successful 2018

Project SCOUT has once again proven itself an invaluable program to low-income individuals, seniors and the disabled, who need free tax assistance.

In 2018 Project SCOUT has helped Santa Cruz County residents by completing over 2,289 tax returns and generating more than $2,500,000. This includes returns with federal earned income credits totaling $697,540 and CA earned income credits worth $67,170.

Many thanks to all the volunteers and partners that make this happen!

Matter of Balance 2018 #4

On September 7th, 2018 the second Matter of Balance class presented at Mid-County Senior Center on Bay Ave in Capitola graduated.

Congratulations to all the graduates and to lead coach Jennie Santonastasi and Helena Fox for teaching a great class.

Congratulations to all once again.