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The Seniors Council/Area Agency on Aging is conducting a Request for Proposals process for Older Americans Act federal and state funding for the 2022-25 funding cycle.  Successful applicants will be awarded a one-year contract beginning July 1, 2022 with potential for two annual renewals upon satisfactory contract performance and available funding.

In order to be considered for funding, all potential applicants must submit a Letter of Intent to apply for funding by January 5 at 12:00 P.M.

All potential applicants are also required to participate in a Bidder’s Conference on February 1 at 1:00 PM.  The Bidder’s conference will be held via Zoom.

Completed letters of intent must be directed by email to AAARFP@seniorscouncil.org
Any inquiries must be directed by email to AAARFP@seniorscouncil.org

Encourage friends and family to get the COVID-19 Vaccine

With 80% of people 65 and older fully vaccinated, older adults are leading the charge in getting their COVID-19 vaccination. Now it's time for your friends and loved ones to get their vaccine, if they haven't already. And with the Delta variant spreading across the country, this is more urgent than ever.

Everyone age 12 and older is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost. Remember, if you or a loved one are unvaccinated, you're at higher risk of getting seriously ill from the virus.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and they're the way to get back to the things we love with the people we love. Encourage your loved ones to join the millions of others who are getting the COVID-19 vaccine for themselves, their families, their communities, and so much more.
Encourage friends and family to get the COVID-19 Vaccine

The Seniors Council is a community-based non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization providing services in Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey and Santa Clara Counties. It is the mission of the Seniors Council to enable older persons to function with independence and dignity in their homes and in the community to their fullest capacity.

The Seniors Council is a member of the Human Care Alliance

  • Operates the Area Agency on Aging in San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties and Santa Clara Counties.
  • Operates the Foster Grandparent Program in Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties.
  • Operates the Senior Companion Program in Santa Cruz, San Benito, Santa Clara Counties and Monterey Counties.
  • Operates Project SCOUT program, providing tax-preparation and assistance through its dedicated core of volunteers in Santa Cruz County.
  • Operates the Companion For Life Project providing personal emergency response equipment that will summon help for seniors when it is needed.

Master Plan on Aging 2021

A virtual event to launch California’s MASTER PLAN ON AGING. This is a rare opportunity for senior programs in Santa Cruz County to share ideas, perspectives and strategies on creating communities for all ages and abilities. Recorded on May 19th, 2021.

Thrive Outside in Santa Cruz County

WHAT: A conversation with County Park Friends leadership about all that our local parks, open spaces and the outdoors have to offer those of us living in Santa Cruz County.

Healthy at Home

WHAT: A virtual conversation about staying fit and safe while indoors