Age Friendly Alameda County

Welcome to Age-Friendly Alameda County, a place to get help and learn about efforts to improve our County’s livability for people of all ages. Our goal is to provide access to local services, information about current programmatic and policy efforts to support older adults in our County, and resources to learn more about public policy and ways to make your voice heard.

Click here for COVID-19 resources for older adults

How to use this website

  • Click “Get Help” for services that you can access via telephone and online resource lists.

  • Click “Aging in Alameda County” to find a wide range of resources, including data and reports. These are available to older adults, advocates, and other stakeholders to strengthen legislative agendas, develop grant proposals, and otherwise maintain or improve the quality of life for older adults in need. Resources include Issue Guides on special topics that concern older adults as well as links to other County, State and National resources.

  • Click “Age-Friendly Efforts” for information about the County’s participation in the Global Network of Age Friendly Communities, as well as links to cities across the County that are developing their own Age-Friendly Communities; the Alameda County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Countywide Plan for Older Adults; and the Alameda County Council for Age Friendly Communities, which coordinates efforts to effect policy and system changes that enhance the overall well-being of older adults who live in Alameda County.

  • Click “Get Involved” for ways to volunteer, learn about public policy and make your voice heard.

  • Click "Contact Us" to let us know what you think about the website.

What’s New

Age-Friendly Council Launches Digital Inclusion Needs Assessment Survey

April 26, 2021

The Alameda County Council for Age-Friendly Communities is conducting a brief survey of older adults in our County to look for gaps in access to the internet and electronic devices, and to find out if educational or training support is needed to use those devices.

If you are age 50 or older and live in Alameda County, your voice can help us identify gaps in access to support our County in becoming a more age-friendly community. Click here to take the confidential survey today!

If you are a service provider, please refer to our toolkit to help us distribute the survey to your community members! #digitalinclusion #agefriendly

Check the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) COVID-19 Vaccines web page often for important updates!

April 15, 2021

ACPHD’s COVID-19 Vaccines web page provides critical updates and information for Alameda County residents including how to register for vaccine appointment notifications; frequently-asked questions; guidance and resources; information about the Community Advisory Group; and more. Please check back often!

Free Tax Preparation Services 
Extended Until May 8, 2021

April 14, 2021

Alameda County Social Services Agency is able to continue offering NO-COST tax preparation services to low-and-moderate income Alameda County residents through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program!

Click Here to Schedule an Appointment 

For more information contact SSA at (510) 271-9141 or email vita.eitc@acgov.org 

Community Mental Health Webinar Series with Supervisor Carson 

April 14, 2021

Supervisor Keith Carson and Alameda County Behavioral Health Services invite you to a 4-part Virtual Community Mental Health Webinar Series on Thursdays in April at 5:30 PM

Click here to RSVP Online  

Download the event flyer HERE. Contact Supervisor Carson’s office at 510-272-6695 with questions. 

Covered California Special Open Enrollment Period (Feb 1, 2021-May 15, 2021)   

April 14, 2021

Covered California has established a special enrollment period to give uninsured Californians more time to enroll in health coverage.  The special-enrollment period runs from February 1, 2021 through May 15, 2021. Click the following for more information.

Apply online 

Submit a request for a certified enroller to call and help you for free. 

Contact (800) 300-1506 for more information or to apply by phone.    

Scam Alert: Ignore Fraudulent COVID-19 Vaccine Survey

April 14, 2021

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reminds the public to stay safe and be on the lookout for a post-vaccine survey scam. None of the vaccine manufacturers are conducting post-vaccine surveys, and no legitimate survey asks for your credit card or bank account number to pay for a “free” reward.

For more information on the post-vaccine scam, please visit the FTC's website.

Alameda County’s Age-Friendly efforts are developed and supported by a partnership among Alameda County Social Services Agency, Health Care Services Agency, and the Council for Age-Friendly Communities.