Gov. Newsom taps local leader

Darrick Lam, president and CEO of ACC Senior Services in Pocket, is getting statewide attention. Lam was recently appointed to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee. The group will create a strategy to give every Californian the opportunity to grow old safely with dignity and independence.
At his State of the State speech last year, Newsom said, “It is time for a new Master Plan on Aging. We’ve deferred it for far too long.”

Lam, a social worker with a master’s degree in business, has more than 29 years of experience in the fields of aging and long-term-care services and support. His work at ACC Senior Services has made him a star.

“California has the greatest number of people who are 65 years and older, totaling 5.1 million in 2017,” Lam says. “This number is estimated to increase to 8.6 million by 2030. I call them the Silver Tsunami. They are facing severe shortages in just about everything from health care to transportation.”

Lam wants to hear from local residents. To solicit your ideas, he has scheduled forums on Friday, Feb. 7, from 1–2:30 p.m. at ACC Greenhaven Terrace; Thursday, Feb. 13, from 2–3:30 p.m. at the ACC Administration Building; and, for Chinese speakers, Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 2–3:30 p.m. at the ACC Administration Building. For more information, call (916) 393-9026 or email


Feb 7th, 1-2:30 pm
Feb. 13th, 2 – 3:30 pm
Feb. 19th, 2 – 3:30 pm


ACC Greenhaven Terrace (Feb. 7th)

ACC Administration Building (Feb. 13th)

ACC Administration Building (Feb. 19th)


1180 Corporate Way
Sacramento, CA 95831


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