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Below are a number of headlines and pieces that our organization has been featured in. You may notice a number were published under our previous name Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda. These pieces demonstrate our work and impact during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you, to Pleasanton Weekly, for sharing the news of our new name! We appreciate your support for not only us but our elder community. You can read more on PleasantonWeekly.com

We’re happy to share this issue of the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Magazine dedicated to lessons learned from the pandemic. This issue features our executive director Nicole Howell and other #seniorcare professionals responsible for advocating for #longtermcare residents and their families, sharing powerful stories and insights.

Our vulnerable #longtermcare communities, there is still confusion about implementation and some obstacles to overcome in terms of distribution and managing impacts from side effects. Thank you to The New York Times for including our executive director in this coverage. We hope you take a moment to read more about this breaking news.

The pace of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, led by the pharmacy partnership, lags behind expectations causing worry and frustration among families and industry watchdogs. Hear more from California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform‘s Mike Dark and our Executive Director, Nicole Howell, as they talk about this issue along with facility staff and families who have been impacted thus far.

While they wait, the people working and living in those locations are stuck in limbo, hoping the virus doesn’t spread to them or return, said Nicole Howell, who runs a California-based non-profit that advocates for long-term care residents.” Thank you to the AP for including our Executive Director in the continuing coverage of the COVID-19 vaccination coverage. Read more of the latest news now

We are honored to support this innovative public-private partnership to bring COVID-19 vaccines to residents and staff to the often-overlooked “six-bed” facilities in Contra Costa County. These clinics are saving lives and bringing hope all in one shot. A special thanks to Contra Costa Health Services and Choice in Aging for their amazing work.

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We’re happy to share some of our top videos demonstrating our leadership featuring Nicole Howell and our organization prior to the reveal of our new name and identity of Empowered Aging.

California State Assembly Subcommittee No. 6 Hearing

COVID-19 in Skilled Nursing Facilities with Testimony from Nicole Howell

2020 Women of the Year Award Ceremony – Q&A
Hear our Executive Director, Nicole Howell, ask Congressman Garamendi to address the future of trained caregivers and the needs of older adults.

2020 Women of the Year Award Ceremony – Q&A
Hear our Executive Director, Nicole Howell, ask Congressman Garamendi to address the future of trained caregivers and the needs of older adults.

Health Subcommittee Congressional Hearing
Examining the COVID-19 Nursing Home Crisis with Testimony From Nicole Howell

COVID 19 and Elder Care
What You Need to Know Featuring Nicole Howell

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