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Senior Affairs Commission

The San Bernardino County Senior Affairs Commission (SAC) serves as an advisory body and may make recommendations to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and Department of Aging & Adult Services- Public Guardian (DAAS-PG) Director on policy matters related to the needs of senior citizens and the services available to meet those needs.


For information on how to apply to become a Senior Affairs Commissioner, please visit the San Bernardino County Boards, Commissions & Committees (BCC) page to complete an application. Applications are accepted continuously and appointed as seats become vacant. Visit the BCC Roster and select “Senior Affairs Commission” from the drop-down list to view board details and roster.


Please direct questions, comments and requests for archived agendas and minutes to the Clerk of the Commission at DAASSAC@hss.sbcounty.gov.


Legal Authority

Commission established on 7/2/73 by Ordinance No. 1827. Amended on 8/8/83 by Ordinance 2783; on 4/20/87 by Ordinance No. 3139; on 8/31/93 by Ordinance No. 3554; and on 8/12/03 by Ordinance No. 3897.



Helpful Links

Senior Affairs Commission Information Sheet rev: 01.06.2020

Senior Affairs Commission General Session and Standing Committee Meeting Schedule rev: 07.07.2022

Senior Affairs Commission Appointment Roster rev: 06.29.2022

Senior Affairs Commission Handbook rev. 11.2015 (Under Revision)

San Bernardino County Handbook for BCC Members rev. 08.2021

USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 rev: 12.2020


Senior Affairs Commission Meeting - General Session

Chairperson Commissioner David Wilder Vice Chairperson Commissioner Penny Shubnell
Current Agenda November 16, 2022 *Agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the next meeting.
Last Approved Meeting Minutes September 21, 2022 *Minutes are posted after Committee approval. **The minutes of 10/19/2022 will be posted after SAC approval on 11/16/2022
Meeting Series The third Wednesday of every month.
Next Meeting November 16, 2022 1:00 - 3:00 pm (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time
How to Attend the Meeting Join by Webex or teleconference *All meetings are held virtually at this time.
Click the link, or type the following address to your internet browser:
https://hs-sbcounty.webex.com/join/daassenioraffairscommission. New Link effective 07/2022.
Or, you may call into the meeting at
Dial-in: 1-213-306-3065 / Meeting number (access code): 146 770 9426 #
This meeting may be accessed by computer, tablet or mobile phone.
Meetings are open to the public.

Public Comment

This is an opportunity for members of the public to address the Commission on matters within the Commission’s jurisdiction. Please limit comments to three (3) minutes or less. State law prohibits commissioners from discussing or taking action on items not on the agenda. Public Comment can be submitted via email at DAASSAC@hss.sbcounty.gov. In the subject line, provide your full name and the words, “Public Comment”. Comments are read for the record and are limited to three (3) minutes. Public comments do not have to be submitted in advance.


Reasonable Accommodations

Requests for reasonable accommodations should be made by contacting the DAAS-PG Senior Affairs Commission at DAASSAC@hss.sbcounty.gov, or at (909) 891-3917 at least 72-hours prior to the meeting. Written materials for this meeting is available by request.


THIS MEETING IS CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS IN AB 361, APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 AND THE GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER N-25-20 DATED MARCH 17, 2020, WHICH SUSPENDS CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS OF THE RALPH M. BROWN ACT.


Standing Committees

NOTE: Effective February 2022, the SAC Standing Committee Meetings have moved to a virtual platform and will be hosted on Webex. Meeting access information may occasionally change for these meetings. Please verify current meeting access by visiting this website. Cisco Webex offers Webex Meetings applications for Windows, Apple and Google that make connecting easier. You can download them at https://www.webex.com/downloads.html.


A. ACCESS COMMITTEE

Chairperson Commissioner Dr. Deborah Nattress Vice Chairperson Commissioner Arlington Rodgers
Current Agenda December 14, 2022 *Agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the next meeting.
Meeting Series The second Wednesday of every month.
Next Meeting December 14, 2022 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time
How to Attend the Meeting Join by Webex:
https://hs-sbcounty.webex.com/hs-sbcounty/j.php?MTID=m5792c9c488b5a6004dcbd6d0bfe0f041
or Dial-in: 1-213-306-3065 / Access Code: 248 743 50288 # / Meeting password: JQfWj7FQY62


B. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Chairperson Commissioner David Wilder Vice Chairperson Commissioner Penny Shubnell
Current Agenda December 14, 2022 *Agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the next meeting.
Meeting Series The second Wednesday of every month.
Next Meeting December 14, 2022 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time
How to Attend the Meeting Join by Webex:
https://hs-sbcounty.webex.com/hs-sbcounty/j.php?MTID=mb7fb752b399938e18f9be5decb60bf6c
or Dial-in: 1-213-306-3065 / Access Code: 248 231 03141 # / Meeting password: 3irYPJpMF46


C. HEALTHY AGING COMMITTEE

Chairperson Commissioner Penny Shubnell Vice Chairperson Commissioner Daniel Burke
Current Agenda November 16, 2022 *Agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the next meeting.
Meeting Series The third Wednesday of every month.
Next Meeting November 16, 2022 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time
How to Attend the Meeting Join by Webex:
https://hs-sbcounty.webex.com/hs-sbcounty/j.php?MTID=m1bf0c55359895f7561fa7ed66a7f86d8
or Dial-in: 1-213-306-3065 / Access Code: 249 462 29542 # / Meeting password: gR2Cf3eJSb3


D. INTERGENERATIONAL COMMITTEE

Chairperson Commissioner Denise Benton Vice Chairperson Commissioner Linda Frost
Current Agenda November 16, 2022 *Agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the next meeting.
Meeting Series The third Wednesday of every month.
Next Meeting November 16, 2022 10:00 AM-11:00 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time
How to Attend the Meeting Join by Webex:
https://hs-sbcounty.webex.com/hs-sbcounty/j.php?MTID=ma6c114a8e75cf82fe5b924871acd56df
or Dial-in: 1-213-306-3065 / Access Code: 248 925 21806 # / Meeting password: erPNYpeG338


E. LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

Chairperson Commissioner Maricela Ferguson Vice Chairperson Commissioner Arlington Rodgers
Current Agenda December 14, 2022 *Agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the next meeting.
Meeting Series The second Wednesday of every month.
Next Meeting December 14, 2022 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time
How to Attend the Meeting Join by Webex:
https://hs-sbcounty.webex.com/hs-sbcounty/j.php?MTID=me8313785def51c1856bb7c0bd11ca2be
or Dial-in: 1-213-306-3065 / Access Code: 249 143 41088 # / Meeting password: QPik7DJvq68


F. NUTRITION COMMITTEE

Chairperson Commissioner Gwen Alber Vice Chairperson Commissioner (INSERT NAME)
Current Agenda December 14, 2022 *Agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the next meeting.
Meeting Series The second Wednesday of every month.
Next Meeting December 14, 2022 10:00 AM-11:00 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time
How to Attend the Meeting Join by Webex:
https://hs-sbcounty.webex.com/hs-sbcounty/j.php?MTID=m933745e6790979d7b5c726c2a55e3f57
or Dial-in: 1-213-306-3065 / Access Code: 248 689 05371 # / Meeting password: gR2Cf3eJSb3