Monthly Archives: February 2010

Mourning the Loss of a Long-Time Resident Advocate

Jean (seen above) "knighting" Jim Aspegren as she formally installs him in 1998 as the new Board Chair of CAHSA (now Aging Services of California).

It is with a tremendous sense of loss that Aging Services of California reports the death of Jean Bilderback Wright, a former member of the association’s board and a long-time resident advocate. Born on Oct. 16, 1923, Jean died on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at the Sequoias, San Francisco, where she and her husband, Bill, had lived for 28 years.She was surrounded by her husband and her children — John, Deborah and Rusty, along with Rusty’s wife, Meg. Memorial donations can be made to the NCPHS Foundation/Tomorrow Fund, 1525 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94115. A tribute to the life of Jean Wright is planned for the March issue of agenda.

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Aging Services Meets with HUD Secretary

Discussing 202 HUD Housing and related issues with Shaun Donovan, HUD Secretary, in Washington DC this morning

Aging Services’ Members March on Capitol Hill

The California delegation at the AAHSA Future of Aging Services Conference (FASC) spent the afternoon meeting with members of Congress. Aging Services of California members met with dozens of offices advocating for healthcare reform, affordable senior housing, home & community-based services among other critical issues facing aging services providers.

Aging Services Advocates on The Hill

We are listening to Donna Brazile, political commentator, prepare us for our visits to the Hill this afternoon. We have a strong California contingent ready to advocate for the older persons we serve.