Our May 18, 2021, meeting will be held at 10 AM via Zoom; the invitations will be emailed later. The speaker will be Mary Ann Warren, Director of the Department of Aging and Adult Services. She is the Public Administrator/Guardian/Conservator of the County of Santa Clara, Social Services Agency. Mary Ann will discuss the mission of her department, which includes the following: Adult Protective Services (APS), whichis mandated by the State of California, to receive and investigate reports of abuse or neglect regarding elders; In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), a government–funded program designed to provide assistance to those eligible aged, blind, and disabled individuals who, without this care, would be unable to remain safely in their own homes; The Office of the Public Guardian insures the physical and financial safety of persons unable to do so on their own; and The Senior Nutrition Program (SNP) provides high quality, cost efficient, nutritious meals to seniors.
Mary Ann joined Santa Clara County in February of 2019 as the Chief Deputy Public Guardian and was appointed Director in January of 2020. Prior to working in Santa Clara County, she served as a Program Director with the Department of Aging and Adult Services for the City & County of San Francisco from 2005 to 2019. Mary Ann possesses a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a JD from the Golden Gate University School of Law.