"Aging is All About Living" ®
2017 Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness
Campaign Toolkit Launched
Please scroll down to access links to the Campaign materials
Please explore the campaign website at http://elderabuseawareness.c4a.info/. It is now available for public use.
Here are some quick ideas of how you can begin utilizing the website and materials:
- Update your email signature with the campaign logo and link to the website.
- Share the campaign materials and website with your local partners. Add a link to the campaign webpage from you agency website. Distribute them far and wide. We would love to see the campaign reach as many people as possible.
- Post on social media using the social media content calendar. Remember to add the link directing people to the website. Don’t forget to use the hashtag: #kNOwAbuseReportAbuse . Also, tag C4A and partner agencies!
- For social media posts, consider including action steps encouraging individuals to come to events, get involved by reaching out to their local representatives, and volunteer opportunities.
- Help spread the word about awareness events across the state. Post on social media about your event and others available on the social media content calendar.
- Incorporate the updated toolkit materials in your awareness campaigns and customize to your local partnerships and events.
2017 Annual Meeting &
November 14 - 16th,
2016 Conference Presentations
The California Association of Area Agencies on Aging (C4A) is a nonprofit organization representing California's 33 area agencies on aging. The association is an advocate for meeting the needs of seniors and adults with disabilities, with the purpose to implement the provisions and intent of the Older Americans Act and the Older Californians Act.
Area agencies on aging, established by the federal Older Americans Act in 1965, receive federal, state, and local funds to contract with local organizations for service to seniors. There are 33 area agencies on aging designated by the California Department of Aging as the local Planning Services Agencies
The Mello-Granlund Older Californians Act (AB2800), signed into law in 1996, moved the primary focus for the delivery of services from the State to the local level. It identified area agencies on aging as the local units in California to administer programs in compliance with the Older Americans Act, the Older Californians Act, and other applicable regulations.
California’s area agencies on aging incorporated in 1979 as the California Association of Area Agencies on Aging—a statewide, nonprofit organization advocating for seniors and persons with disabilities.