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Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is a legally mandated body that advises Sourcewise on what services of the Older Americans Act need attention in the community, advocates on behalf of seniors and distributes information to the community.

Purpose

The purpose of the Sourcewise Advisory Council shall be to meet the requirements of federal law on the establishment of such an organization for an Area Agency, and:

To act in an advisory capacity to Sourcewise, the Area Agency on Aging of Santa Clara County which furthers the Area Agency's mission of developing and coordinating community-based systems of service for all older persons in the planning and service area.

Functions

The Members of the Sourcewise Advisory Council participate in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Area Plan and Contract Services. They advocate at all levels of government on programs, procedures, and legislation affecting older persons. Advisory Council members are the source of information to senior organizations and the public on issues of concern to older persons and develop legislative platforms with other State advocacy organizations. They bring the concern of the group of the area they represent to the Advisory Council and take information regarding Sourcewise programs and activities back to their appointing body.

Terms: The term of individual membership on the Advisory Council shall be for three (3) years, with a maximum of one (1) year renewal. One year is defined as beginning July 1 and ending June 30.

Meetings: The Advisory Council shall meet at least ten times a year. Meetings are open to the general public.

Time: Every first Monday of every month, at 12:00 p.m.

Place: Santa Clara Senior Center
            1303 Fremont St., Room 232
            Santa Clara, CA 95050

Sourcewise Staff Contact: Ursula Davila, (408) 350-3207