The City of Watsonville is looking for residents 50+ who want to make a difference in our community. Apply to serve on the Senior Action Committee (SAC). This is a volunteer position that will operate in an advisory capacity representing the perspectives, concerns, and needs of Watsonville’s older adults.
In August of 2022, The City of Watsonville submitted an application and was accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. When a community becomes part of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, it is committed to work toward improving its livability for all people. Being part of the network involves a five-year membership assessment cycle consisting of Planning, Implementing, Evaluating and Continuously Improving. Committee members will be involved in the development of an Age-Friendly Action plan. The action plan will focus on the World Health Organization’s 8 Domains of Livability:
1. Outdoor spaces and buildings
4. Social participation
5. Respect and social inclusion
6. Civic participation and employment
7. Communication and information
8. Community support and health services
Committee members will be expected to attend and participate in monthly meetings, assist city staff with survey collections, and advocate for the older adults of today and tomorrow.
Other commitments may include planning events and fundraising.