We believe aging is a natural phase of life, deserving of respect and dignity. Every day we empower, educate, and partner with older adults and adults with disabilities to best meet their unique needs – from providing opportunities to stay connected to the activities they love to ensuring they are free from neglect and abuse.
Because when our elders thrive we all benefit from their unique contributions and collective wisdom.
Empowered Aging, previously known as Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda, started in Contra Costa County with just a few government grants, a single staff person, and a lot of determination. Over 50 years later, we have evolved, expanding our reach to meet the needs of our time that are impacting a vulnerable and vastly diverse senior community.
Yes, we are still long-term care ombudsmen advocating for residents and their families, but our voice has become so much bigger. Today, Empowered Aging is uniting individuals, organizations, and communities together around a common mission, a shared vision, and a path forward to a stronger, more equitable journey in aging through a variety of programs and collaborations.