I am proud to announce on behalf of the United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County (USOAC) leadership and membership of individuals, chapters, and affiliates of more than 5,000 our 23rd Annual Convention on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at St. Mary’s Center, 925 Brockhurst Avenue, Oakland, CA 94608. We are requesting your support by the purchase of an advertisement or a public service announcement (psa) in our Program Book. This year marks 27 years of organizing senior citizens to enable older adults to address the conditions that affect their quality of life.
The United Seniors and its leadership have strong roots in the community. Beginning in 1986 as a grassroots community organizing project in Oakland, USOAC members voted to incorporate as a non-profit organization at our founding Convention in September 1991. Our mission is to provide institutional support for senior citizens in the greater Oakland metropolitan area, to collectively participate in the public arena, to act from a position of strength, to address the critical issues, and to change conditions that impact their lives. We are a multi-ethnic, low to moderate income, intergenerational, grassroots organization focusing on issues of concern to the elderly throughout Alameda County. We have a long and rich history of senior empowerment as evidenced by the Oakland Tribune in recognizing USOAC as “Oakland’s foremost advocacy group for the elderly in 1991.”
Our 2013 priorities included healthy living and successful aging through the Healthy Living Festival (HLF), Walkable Neighborhoods for Seniors (WN4S) Walk Clubs, travel Training for elderly persons, fighting for accessible, available, and affordable public transit, and working to prevent injuries and the risk of harm to seniors through falls prevention, medication management, the proper disposal of unwanted medications, and pedestrian safety awareness, We also pushed for a single point of entry ( a No Wrong Door) for senior health care and supportive services through the implementation of healthy reform and dual eligibles for Medicare and MediCal.
You can help us continue vital work as a voice for older adults by purchasing an ad or psa in our 23rd Annual Convention Program Book: $50 / Business Card size, $75 / Quarter Page, $150 / Half Page, $300 / Full Page, and another great option $750 / Inside Front, Back or Outside Cover. Our Program Book is a standard “8 ½ by 11”.
Make checks payable to United Seniors. Ad deadline is March 7, 2014.
Contact Patricia Nance, Administrative Assistant, at 510-729-0852 or email@example.com in our office for questions and if you are interested in attending the Convention.
Thank you for your generosity! We could not do our work without you!
Nate Miley, President