Los Angeles, CA — Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has named Valentina D’Alessandro to serve on the LA County Commission on Older Adults, charged with helping address the needs of and issues facing the County’s older adult (60+) population.
“With the opening of our County’s first-ever Department of Aging and Disabilities on the horizon, now more than ever we need leaders like Valentina who know the unique needs facing our County’s growing older adult population,” said Supervisor Hahn. “Valentina has years of experience working within the community serving both children and older adults, and she knows what it’s going to take to make LA County a place where our older residents can thrive.”
Valentina currently serves as the Older Adult Services Manager at the LGBTQ Center in Long Beach. Prior to that, she worked at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and other agencies providing services to LGBTQ community members. She is also a current member of the Long Beach Aging Services Collaborative. Valentina studied Education at the University of Bologna in Italy and later continued her studies in Neuropsychology at the University of Trento.
Comprised of 25 members, the LA County Commission on Older Adults works with the Board of Supervisors and other County departments to advocate for inclusive and effective services, programs, and policies that are designed to meet the needs of a diverse aging population. To that end, it reviews existing programs currently offered by the Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services department and the Area Agency on Aging and collaborates with LA County entities to help enhance a comprehensive, coordinated and culturally responsive community-based delivery system of services.