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Welcome to the official website of the Congress of California Seniors (CCS).

At its annual convention, the Congress of California Seniors elected officers for 2018-2019. Long-time chief advocate Gary Passmore was elected president by acclamation.

The convention elected Passmore and these other officers to two-year terms. The Vice Presidents North are Joseph A. Rao and Carol Sewell. The Vice Presidents South are Alicia Flores and Carolyn Tate. The Secretary is Marcy Sherbok. The Treasurer is Sylvia Jimenez. The Trustees are Sharon Hillbrant, Mariam Stout, and Leah Lacayo. Board members at-large are Kristina Bas Hamilton, Edie Brown, Crista Chelemedos, Susana Covarrubias, Ron Duva, Bob Jimenez, Carl Joaquin, Ernie Powell, Raul Razo, Paula Weiss, and Lewis Wright.

The focus of the convention, held at Sacramento's downtown Holiday Inn, was "Advocating for the Long Term."

List of Speakers at the convention

Sandra Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the California Commision on Aging

Susan DeMarois, California state policy director for the national Alzheimer's Association

Tam Ma, Legal and Policy director for Health Access California

Assemblyman Ash Kalra

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Who We Are
After three and one-half decades, the Congress of California Seniors (CCS) is one of the most widely recognized non-profit organizations in California. We are consistently asked to speak out on issues and usually take a position on ballot initiatives and landmark legislation. Our reputation speaks well of the senior leaders who have worked hard on behalf of CCS since its founding in 1977.
What We Do
CCS sponsors local workshops, regular regional meetings, and statewide conferences which bring together diverse voices from California’s senior community. We have taken a progressive stance on most issues and worked with other advocacy groups representing the interests of patients, consumers, the disabled, workers and others. CCS also issues an annual report that analyzes and rates all state legislators on their voting record related to key senior issues; it receives wide media coverage.

Congress of California Seniors Offices



                                              1230 'N' Street, Suite 201
                                               Sacramento, CA 95814
                                               (916) 442-4474
                                               (800) 543-3352
                                               FAX: (916) 442-1877
                                               email: [email protected]               
Long Beach
                                               Long Beach Activity Center
                                                1150 East 4th Street
                                                Suite 215
                                                Long Beach, CA 90802
                                                (562) 448-4806














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