Bay Area Senior Advocates was formed in 1993 as a result of two events:

  1. The recommendation of Senior Services Committee of the regional Human Services Coordinating Council in 1993 to form a senior service providers networking group.
  2. A directive of the Grand Traverse County COA form a group that would pull together service providers to increase cooperation, collaboration, and identify possible duplication of services.

Membership today includes over 80 organizations serving seniors including governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses and associations.