Meeting agendas become available 72 hours before the meeting.

Currently there is one vacancy on the Commission.
To apply for a seat on the Commission

AARP Scam-Tracking Map
No matter where you live, fraud is never far away. Protect yourself and others by reporting a scam, or searching for existing scams near you.

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Fee Estimating Tool

Starting January 2, 2019, ADUs 640 square feet or smaller do not pay County planning permit fees. Use the fee estimator to calculate your savings! ADU's can provide additional rental income to seniors who own their homes, offering them an affordable age-in-place option.

RTC Path of Travel/Sidewalk Hazard Report

Report path of travel hazards and obstructions to the Regional Transportation Commission.

Institute on Aging Friendship Line

The IOA Friendship (888.670.1360) is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls anywhere in the United States. It is available 24-hours a day and provides emotional support for adults over 60 and for those living with disabilities.

In addition to emotional support, Friendship Line offers socialization for those feeling isolated,  grief support, elder abuse reporting, suicide intervention and information and referrals services.


The Seniors Commission was established in 1975, as an advisory body appointed by the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors.

Duties and Responsibilities

As established by County Ordinance, Section 2.78.050 of the Santa Cruz County Code, the duties and responsibilities of the Seniors Commission are:

  • To advise the Board of Supervisors on all matters affecting senior citizens and make recommendations to the County Administrative Officer and the Board of Supervisors on any senior citizens program proposal to be considered by the Board of Supervisors.
  • Review the needs of senior citizens in the county and develop a set of comprehensive goals and objectives for effectively meeting those needs.
  • Monitor the various services made available to senior citizens by public and private agencies in the county to ensure efficient delivery of those services.
  • Communicate with federal and state agencies and commissions serving senior citizens and assist in the preparation, implementation and review of any regional plan or program designed to serve senior citizens

Commission Objectives

  • Conduct outreach and advocacy to elected officials on behalf of Santa Cruz County seniors
  • Promote the interests of Santa Cruz County seniors through community outreach, advocacy and the provision of resources
  • Monitor and assess local services, resources, programs and agencies to advocate for effective service delivery to Santa Cruz County seniors
  • Monitor and assess issues impacting Santa Cruz County seniors, and advocate on their behalf

Contact Information

Seniors Commission
701 Ocean Street
Room 510
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone: (831) 454-2772
Fax: (831) 454-2411

TTY/TDD: 711