Seniors Step Up As Agents for Change

For the past two years, the SCAN Foundation provided funding to several California senior-serving organizations to explore ways to move participants and volunteers into action.  They also funded the California Association for Retired Americans (CARA), in partnership with the Community Living Campaign, to provide training and on-going technical assistance.  The Agents for Change interviewed in the […]

SCAN Foundation Promotes Collaboration For Creating Change

SCAN Foundation hosted a number of workshops and sessions focused on Creating Change for Long Term Care Services and Supports Through Social Action in Grassroots, Regional Coalition and Statewide Collaboratives.  With a series of panels, and interaction with workshop participants, leaders shared experiences and insights from their work at many levels and in diverse communities.  […]

What Makes a Good Leader?

This question was one of the first posed to recent participants in the California Alliance for Retired American’s (CARA) Leadership Academy, co-sponsored by St. Barnabas Senior Services in Los Angeles. “Good listener”, “concern for others”, “vision” were among the qualities identified.   When asked for examples of leaders they admired, their answers  were as rich […]

10 Things You Should Know About Aging

Over the past few years, the SCAN Foundation has become a more visible and active leader in the movement to expand long term services and supports in California.   Through research, demonstration projects, active convening and education of policy-makers and the general public, they have already amassed a wealthy of resources, much of which can be […]