Oppose budget cuts to senior serving programs

The Central Valley Long Term Supports and Services Coalition opposes budget cuts to senior serving programs and requests funding to maintain programs serving the needs of older adults. Covid 19 has shown how underfunded and understaffed organizations serving older adults are, and revealed the true vulnerability of age. Governor Newsom’s proposed simultaneous budget cuts on [...]


Community and Senior Concerns Surrounding Coronavirus

The coronavirus is challenging our current long term supports and services for older adults. This list of concerns is derived from members of the CVLTSS in Fresno, Madera, Kings, and Turlare counties, representing hospice, home care and home health, assisted livings, IHSS, volunteer and community organizations. 1) From Home Care and Home Health Providers: [...]


Income and Home Ownership of Older Adults

Income and Home Ownership of Older Adults Fresno County has one of the highest levels of senior poverty in the state, 1/5th of all elders are living below the federal poverty level.1 A little over half (59%) depend on Social Security for the majority of their income. Only 40% have some type of non-Social Security [...]


Fresno Aging Population Demographics

The Fresno aging population is one of the fastest growing age groups in California. Across California 13% of the population is over the age of 65. In the Central Valley, the percentage of elders ranges from a low of 9% in Kings County to almost 13% in Madera County. This is about to change rapidly, [...]