Senior Citizens Advisory Council (SCAC)

The Senior Citizens Advisory Council (SCAC) advises the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the Office on Aging on matters affecting senior citizens in Orange County.

How to Get Involved

The public is invited to attend SCAC meetings and committee meetings. For more information on meeting dates and times, please call (714) 480-2801. If you are interested in joining SCAC or one of its committees, you may download an application.


The council consists of forty volunteer citizens, including local elected officials, representatives of health care and supportive service provider organizations, persons with leadership experience, and the general public. At least half of the Council must be older adults. The Board of Supervisors appoints twelve members, the California League of Cities appoints ten members, and the Council itself appoints the remaining eighteen members. The Council has three standing committees and an Executive Board.


  • Health/Nutrition - addresses health issues that impact older adults, including access to health insurance and health care; and nutrition needs of older adults, especially the homebound and others in the greatest social and economic need.
  • Housing/Transportation - addresses the housing needs of older adults in Orange County including affordable housing and accommodations for the disabled. Addresses transportation issues affecting those older adults who are unable to drive and/or functionally impaired.
  • Legislation - researches and tracks legislation affecting older adults.

Executive Board Members & Committee Chairs
Elaine Gennawey Chair
Tony Allevato Vice Chair
Elizabeth Busick Secretary
Tish Leon Treasurer
Gene Hernandez  Member-At-Large
Dave Tetzlaff Member-At-Large
John Pointer Past Chair
Don Gay Chair Health / Nutrition
Elizabeth Busick Chair Housing / Transportation
Tony Allevato Chair Legislative