Who We Are
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. 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. For many older adults and adults with disabilities, we’re the only connection and the only engagement lifting their voices, enabling self-sufficiency, and fighting for their just place in society. But that’s not all. Support for our work has grown too. As an independent nonprofit, government grants are just one funding source. We also rely on foundations, grateful families, and concern citizens to fuel our work.