Aging Action Initiative


The purpose of Aging Action Initiative (AAI) is to promote a county-wide age-friendly environment, especially for those in need, collectively created by a strong network of service providers through education, policy advocacy, and service coordination.

The unique implementation strategy is all about building relationships through coordinated and collective effort.

AAI is a collective of service providers, funded by the County of Marin and coordinated by MARINSPACE. More than 65 community agencies, services providers, and grassroots organizations participate in the Initiative. To see a list of participants, click here.

What have we done?aai-fact-sheet-clip-art

How did we get here?

In the fall of 2014, AAI was launched by the Marin County Board of Supervisors to address the needs of our county’s aging citizens. During the initial six-month planning process local expertise was leveraged to cultivate a shared understanding of the county’s aging landscape, community needs, program/service strengths and challenges, and future opportunities. Workgroups formed to develop plans for collective actions that 1) meet important community needs, 2) are “doable” within a one-year time frame, and 3) build and strengthen inter-agency relationships.

The four workgroups:

      1. Information Assistance & Referral Network
      2. Mental Health & Dementia
      3. Food & Nutrition
      4. Economic Security


The Steering Committee guided the overall direction of the Initiative and consisted of representatives from:

  • DPP Consulting
  • Jewish Family & Children Services
  • Marin Community Foundation
  • Marin County Aging & Adult Services
  • Marin County Commission on Aging
  • Marin Interfaith Council
  • Senior Access
  • West Marin Senior Services
  • Whistlestop

While each workgroup oversaw the implementation of its action items, delegating the tactical work of the projects to smaller task force subcommittees. MARINSPACE provided process facilitation, administrative coordination, and behind-the-scenes project management services.

Information & Resources:




AAI Dectect & Connect Train the Trainer (P1) Wednesday September 13, 2017 Applications for the training will be made available this summer.

AAI Inform & Connect Thursday September 21, 2017 A workshop for frontline workers who help older adults. TBA

AAI Dectect & Connect Train the Trainer (P2) Tuesday October 3, 2017 Part Two is a mandatory practice session to complete the training.

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