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

COVID-19 Booster Vaccines Now Available

November 9, 2021

Pfizer/Moderna booster shots are recommended if you are 65 or older, or are age 18 and over and at an increased risk due to underlying health conditions; please visit the Alameda County Public Health Department vaccines page for more information.

Johnson and Johnson booster shots are recommended for those ages 18 and over and for whom it has been over 2 months since your first dose.

For more information regarding booster shots, please contact your healthcare provider, or visit the vaccines page here.


Flu Shots Now Available

November 9, 2021 

The seasonal flu vaccine is now available at various locations throughout Alameda County. If you have not yet received a flu shot and don’t know where to locate one, click here and once you are on that page, click “I’m looking for a flu vaccine” to open up a map with flu shot providers within your area.

If you have any concerns about the flu vaccine, please contact your healthcare provider.

New Resources Added!

October 7, 2021

Check out the Additional Resources page for newly added resources, including resources for dental health, resources for people with disabilities, and a list of cooling centers.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day PSAs

June 28, 2021

To commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which is observed annually on June 15, the Alameda County Social Services Agency's Department of Adult and Aging Services has launched a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to broaden community awareness of this important issue. Seniors, family members, caregivers, and professionals are encouraged to learn the signs and how to report suspected abuse.

Financial Abuse View this video PSA:

Self-Neglect View this video PSA:

Ombudsman Services View this video PSA:

To report elder abuse in Alameda County, contact Adult Protective Services at 1-866-CALL-APS or 1-866-225-5277.

Cooling Centers in Alameda County

June 28, 2021

When the weather gets hot, “Cooling Centers” may be opened in Alameda County. These are facilities such as a senior centers, community centers or libraries that have air conditioning, where the public may go to cool down during a heat wave. Some may also provide other resources for people who are experiencing homelessness or are unsheltered.  When there is a need for Cooling Centers to open and facilities have been identified that can provide this service, a list will be posted here.

For a list of cooling facilities serving the Eden area, click here.


California Becomes an AARP Age-Friendly State

June 28, 2021

California has become the eighth state in the nation to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, a commitment on behalf of state leadership to build a California for people of all ages and abilities. AARP’s network, an affiliate of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities (NASFC) Program, is part of an international campaign to help communities prepare for rapidly aging populations and the parallel trend of urbanization. By committing to be an age friendly state, California will become a California for All Ages and develop innovative policies, plans, and strategies that will reduce the vast inequalities and build more resilient and inclusive societies and economies – particularly in underserved older communities.

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

June 28, 2021

ACPHD’s COVID-19 Vaccines web page provides critical updates and information for Alameda County residents including how to register for vaccine appointments, including vaccines at home, if needed; frequently-asked questions; guidance and resources, and more. Please check back often!

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.