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Santa Barbara County Adult & Aging Network

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  • Report abuse: Everyone deserves respect and dignity. If an elderly or dependent adult is being neglected or abused physically, emotionally, or financially, please report it to the authorities so they can offer assistance. Click here to learn how (this will open the Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services website).
  • State legislation: The AAN Legislation Tracker is a spreadsheet listing state bills relevant to AAN members, and specifying their current status. ​Click here to view it (last updated 7/21/15).  
  • Federal policy & legislation: Our friends at the Senior Services Coalition of Alameda County built this dashboard to follow prominent organizations tracking federal policy developments and leading advocacy efforts.  It includes links to sign up for each organization's emails, plus recent analysis, information and action alerts. It is updated bi-weekly, but you may wish to subscribe directly to the organizations relevant to your work. (Posted 2/14/17)
  • ​Scam alerts: Scammers often target seniors. For an updated list of scams and details on how to protect against them, click here to visit the Santa Barbara County District Attorney website, and scroll down to "Scam Alerts."

Below is a selection of publications from AAN and other agencies. Browse using the left and right arrows. Click a publication to download it.

Below is a selection of websites and other resources that may be of interest to you. 


  • 211 Information Line: Find health and human services resources in your area by dialing 211 or visiting the 211 website (www.211.sbco.org).
  • California Collaborative for Long Term Services and Supports: A coalition of statewide organizations serving seniors and persons with disabilities, united by a common vision of high-quality, client-driven care.
  • Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens: Provides seniors and caregivers with Resource Guides and other tools to help seniors live safely in their homes, including Senior Resource Directory, Hiring In-Home Help guide, Emergency Assistance guide, and more.
  • Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services: Administers programs for the health, safety and security of county residents. Includes health coverage, cash aid, food aid, job services, child protective and supportive services, and adult protective and supportive services
  • Social Security Administration: Apply online for disability, Medicare, or retirement benefits.
  • The SCAN Foundation: An independent public charity working to transform systems of care for older adults in ways that preserve dignity and encourage independence. The SCAN Foundation sends out a weekly email on aging and Long-Term Services & Supports; if interested in receiving these emails, sign up on their website.
  • Next Step In Care: A caregiver resource that contains practical advice and easy-to-use guides about care giving and care transitions, available for downloading in multiple languages.
  • 2018 Fraud Book by the Special Committee on Aging: Identifies the top 10 scams that targeted seniors in 2017. It also includes a summary of measures that have been put in place to mitigate these types of scams and a robust list of resources to assist with fraud cases.
  • New Medicare Cards: CMS is issuing new Medicare cards to all Medicare recipients over the next year starting in April 2018.
  • Oral Health for Older Adults in California Advocacy Guide: This Guide is designed for advocates and individuals-who provide assistance to low-income seniors and persons with disabilities-to better connect their clients to quality dental care
  • My Care, My Choice: A new resource in English and Spanish for dual eligibles, their families, and others that help them navigate Medicare and Medi-Cal in California.