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October 19, 2004 :: No. 64

Senior Legislative Breakfast Briefing Scheduled at Cal State Fullerton

Representatives from the Orange County Office on Aging, California Senior Legislature and the California Commission on Aging, will gather at Cal State Fullerton Thursday, Oct. 28, for a Senior Legislative Breakfast Briefing.

Sponsored by the Cal State Fullerton Institute of Gerontology and the university’s Office of Public Affairs and Government Relations, this program will focus on the current legislative agenda proposed by the California Senior Legislature, as well as the California Master Plan on Aging presented by the California Commission on Aging. In addition, the 8:30 -9:30 a.m. briefing for elected officials and other invitees will be a venue for showcasing activities of the Orange County Office on Aging.

The California Senior Legislature is meeting this week in Sacramento, where representatives from each of the 32 individual Offices on Aging, located throughout the state, are discussing bills they’ve authored that focus on improving the lives of older adults. These bills, supported by representatives of the Senior Legislature, are then carried to the state Legislature, where senators and assembly members determine which ones they will support.

Among those scheduled to make presentations at the CSUF briefing are: Assemblywoman Lynn Daucher (R-Brea); Karen Roper, director of the Orange County Office on Aging; Dee Erman, a member of the Senior Legislature representing Orange County; Sandy Fitzpatrick, executive director, and member Brenda Ross of the California Commission on Aging; and Pauline Abbott, director of the Cal State Fullerton Institute of Gerontology.

“We wanted to introduce a forum where local community leaders, elected officials and their staff members, as well as members of the university community, can hear, firsthand, the framework and agenda being shaped by the Senior Legislature and other key players in Sacramento,” said Abbott. “It helps these leaders better understand upcoming issues affecting senior citizens.”

The session will be held in the Shapiro Wing of the university’s Ruby Gerontology Center. For additional information, contact the Cal State Fullerton Institute of Gerontology at 657-278-4686 or

Media Contacts:  

Pauline Abbott, CSUF Institute of Gerontology at 657-278-4686 or

Valerie Orleans, Public Affairs at 657-278-4540 or