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Equity Work Group Strategy Session

On Friday, April 3rd the Master Plan for Aging Equity Work Group (EWG) hosted a strategy session to identify ways to ensure that California’s COVID-19 response is inclusive of all older and at-risk adults, including those who are often marginalized and most isolated. We are grateful to all those who joined us in this essential conversation. The EWG is currently reviewing the recommendations and ideas shared during the call and will soon share next steps.

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Webinar Wednesdays: Parks and Outdoor Spaces

March 11, 2020 CDA and partners hosted Webinar Wednesdays Parks and Outdoor Spaces. This webinar covered topics including: the county of San Diego’s local programs and services that enhance community engagement in their outdoor spaces, initiatives to increase access to state parks for older and adults and people with disabilities, and shared key public comments and recommendations creating parks and outdoor spaces for Californians of all ages and abilities.

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Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Subcommittee Meeting #10

The Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) subcommittee met on March 10, 2020 in Sacramento. See the agendapresentation, and video for details.

California Department of Aging Director, Kim McCoy Wade led a robust discussion on the LTSS Stakeholder draft report, and the Research Subcommittee presented on the LTSS proposed data dashboard. The meeting ended after a period for public comment.  

Sacramento County Roundtable

Director Kim McCoy Wade and Senator Pan, and group of roundtable participants, image of event agenda, image of Spring 2020 MPA Progress ReportOn March 9, 2019, Senator Pan and CDA Director McCoy Wade convened a roundtable discussion in Yolo County with community leaders on the topic of long-term services and supports (LTSS) for older adults and people with disabilities.

Participants discussed the services and supports many older adults in Yolo County need, innovative approaches to structuring and delivering services, and how the master plan can improve current systems.

Photo: Director Kim McCoy Wade and Senator Pan, and group of roundtable participants, image of event agenda, image of Spring 2020 MPA Progress Report

Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting #4

Group of stakeholders smiling holding signs that read “LTSS FOR ALL”, group shot of SAC committee members sitting around a large hollow rectangle table.The Stakeholder Advisory Committee met on March 2, 2020 in Sacramento, Ca. See the agendapresentation, transcript, and video for details.

California Department of Aging Director, Kim McCoy Wade led a robust discussion on the Long-Term Services and Supports Stakeholder report draft. Following the report discussion, SAC committee members and work group leads reported out on progress so far. The meeting adjourned after public comment.

Santa Clara County Roundtable

CDA Director Kim McCoy Wade and Senator Jim Beall, and group of roundtable participants in a photo collage.On February 28, 2019, Senator Beall and CDA Director McCoy Wade convened a roundtable discussion in Santa Clara County with community leaders on the topics of transportation and housing for older adults and people with disabilities.

Participants discussed the challenges faced by many older adults in Santa Clara County regarding the shortage of accessible public transit, affordable housing, and how the master plan can address these challenges.

Following the roundtable, Senator Beall and Director McCoy Wade, served lunch to the residents at Campbell Community Center in Campbell, CA.
Photo: CDA Director Kim McCoy Wade and Senator Jim Beall, and group of roundtable participants in a photo collage.

Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting #3.5

The Stakeholder Advisory Committee met on February 26, 2020 via Zoom. See the agendapresentation, transcript, and video for details.

California Department of Aging Director, Kim McCoy Wade and members of the Long-Term Services and Support Subcommittee, Susan DeMarois, Alzheimer’s Association, Lydia Missaelides, Alliance for Leadership and Education, Claire Ramsey, Justice in Aging, and Sarah Steenhausen, The SCAN Foundation presented the Long-Term Services and Supports Stakeholder draft report to the Stakeholder Advisory Committee. The meeting ended after a period for

Webinar Wednesdays: Isolation, inclusion, and Respect

February 26, 2020 CDA and partners hosted Webinar Wednesdays Isolation, inclusion, and Respect. This webinar covered topics including: the impact of isolation on mental and behavioral health, state programs and strategies that support the mental and behavioral health of older adults and people with disabilities, highlighted an art exhibit in Santa Cruz that in engages the public in an intergenerational age-friendly initiative, and shared key public comments and recommendations on improving statewide and local supports for isolation, bias, and mental/behavioral health for all Californians.

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Research Subcommittee Meeting #4

The Research subcommittee met on February 25, 2020 in Stanford, CA. See the agendapresentation 1presentation 2, transcript, and video for details.

California Department of Aging Director, Kim McCoy Wade led various discussions on the subject of research, data sources, and dashboards for goal 2: Livable Communities and Purpose, and partner innovation and technology. The meeting ended after a period for public comment.  

Ventura County Roundtable

CHHS Secretary Mark Ghaly and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, and group of roundtable participants in a photo collage.On February 21, 2019, Senator Jackson and CHHS Secretary Ghlay convened a roundtable discussion in Ventura County with community leaders on the topics of isolation and housing for older adults and people with disabilities.

Participants discussed the challenges faced by many older adults in Ventura County regarding social and medical isolation, the shortage of affordable housing, and how the master plan address these challenges.

Prior to the roundtable, Senator Jackson, Secretary Ghaly, and participants toured the Golden Inn and Village where the event took place.

Photo: CHHS Secretary Mark Ghaly and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, and group of roundtable participants in a photo collage.

Webinar Wednesdays: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Response

February 19, 2020 CDA and partners hosted Webinar Wednesdays Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Response. This webinar covered topics including: the Sonoma County’s emergency disaster preparedness and response and recommendations for the MPA, state programs and strategies that aid older adults and people with disabilities during emergencies, and key public comments and recommendations on improving statewide and local emergency preparedness systems for all Californians.
Some recommendations from MPA Committee members were: personal preparedness, more training and coordination across agencies, and more collaboration with community-based organizations.

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Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Subcommittee Meeting #9

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The Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) subcommittee met on February 19, 2020 in Sacramento. See the agendapresentation, and video for details.

California Department of Aging Director, Kim McCoy Wade led a robust discussion on the LTSS Stakeholder draft report. The meeting ended after a period for public comment.  

Webinar Wednesdays: Poverty, Hunger, and Homelessness

February 12, 2020 CDA and partners hosted Webinar Wednesdays Poverty, Hunger, and Homelessness. This webinar covered topics including: the state’s resources and involvement in meeting the transportation needs of older Californians including Age Well, Drive Smart, an example of accessible transit planning from Contra Costa, and key public comments and recommendations on improving statewide transportation for all Californians. Some recommendations from Stakeholder Advisory Committee members were: increasing age/disability-friendly transportation, services to door-through-door, fixed route discounts, and rural transportation options.

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Equity Work Group Meeting #1

The Equity Work Group met on February 13, 2020 in Sacramento, Ca. See the agenda, presentation, transcript, and video for details.

California Department of Aging Director, Kim McCoy Wade led discussions focused on the MPA framework, deliverables, and calendar; key terms and developing an MPA Equity Tool; and reviewed the LTSS Stakeholder report draft. Various presentations were given on these topics. The meeting ended after a period for public comment.  

Webinar Wednesdays: Transportation

February 5, 2020 CDA and partners hosted Webinar Wednesdays Transportation. This webinar covered topics including: the state’s resources and involvement in meeting the transportation needs of older Californians including Age Well, Drive Smart, an example of accessible transit planning from Contra Costa, and key public comments and recommendations on improving statewide transportation for all Californians. Some recommendations from Stakeholder Advisory Committee members were: increasing age/disability-friendly transportation, services to door-through-door, fixed route discounts, and rural transportation options.

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Webinar Wednesdays: Housing

January 29, 2020 CDA and partners hosted our second Webinar Wednesdays — an informative and interactive series of webinars addressing a variety of aging-related topics that will inform the development of the Master Plan for Aging. This webinar focused on Housing for older Californians, covering topics including: the State of California’s priority to support housing for older adults through planning, production, and services; affordable housing planning solutions for older adults and persons with disabilities; key public comments and recommendation on affordable housing calling for linking housing to services for older adults.

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Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Subcommittee Meeting #8

The Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) subcommittee met on January 27, 2020 in Sacramento, Ca. See the agendapresentation, transcript (coming soon), and video for details.

California Department of Aging Director, Kim McCoy Wade led a discussion focused on in-home supportive services (IHSS). Presentations were given on topics such as, disasters and emergencies, IHSS assessments, in-home supportive services fiscal structure, and accessing and directing IHSS services. The final part of the meeting reviewed the first draft of the LTSS Stakeholder Report. The meeting ended after a period for public comment.

Research Subcommittee Meeting #3

The Research subcommittee met on January 24, 2020 in Berkeley, Ca. See the agenda, presentation, transcript (coming soon), and video for details.

California Department of Aging Director, Kim McCoy Wade led discussions focused on partner research, data sources, and dashboards; data metrics and sources specific to MPA goal 1 – LTSS & caregiving; and advanced topics in technology applications for caregivers and the workforce. Various presentations were given on these topics. The meeting ended after a period for public comment.  

CDA Participates in Mountain View Town Hall

On January 23, 2020, a town hall was held in Mountain View to share updates on the Master Plan for Aging and discuss services for older adults not covered by Medicare and the costs frequently shouldered by family caregivers. The Director of California’s Department of Aging Kim McCoy Wade, Maya Altman, CEO of Health Plan of San Mateo, and Susan DeMarois, Policy Director for the Alzheimer’s Association Northern California Chapter were spoke on the panel to more than 80 local participants.

Webinar Wednesdays: Work Opportunity

January 22, 2020 CDA and partners hosted our second Webinar Wednesdays — an informative and interactive series of webinars addressing a variety of aging-related topics that will inform the development of the Master Plan for Aging. This webinar focused on Work Opportunity for older Californians, covering topics including, the current landscape of the older Californian workforce, state community service employment programs, training and skill opportunities for employment, and the barriers to employment for older workers and people with disabilities.

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Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting #3

Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting held in SacramentoThe Stakeholder Advisory Committee met on January 21, 2020 in Sacramento, Ca. See the agendapresentation, transcript, and video for details.

California Department of Aging Director, Kim McCoy Wade led a discussion focused on local plan models, LTSS Subcommittee Stakeholder Report, and new California Department of Aging (CDA) and Master Plan for Aging initiatives. Presentations were given on topics such as, Purposeful Aging Los Angeles, the launch of engageCA.org and Webinar Wednesday series, the data dashboard progress update, forming of the new Equity Work Group, and CDA’s new strategic plan. The meeting ended after a period for public comment.

Webinar Wednesdays: Healthy Aging

January 15, 2020 CDA and partners launched Webinar Wednesdays — an informative and interactive series of webinars addressing a variety of aging-related topics that will inform the development of the Master Plan for Aging. This webinar focused on Healthy Aging, covering topics including, Alzheimer’s and dementia prevention, opioid abuse, fall prevention. Below you can find results from the interactive Healthy Aging polls.

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Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) subcommittee Meeting #7

The Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) subcommittee met on January 14, 2020 in Sacramento. See the agendapresentation, and video for details.

California Department of Aging Chief Deputy Director, Mark Beckley led a discussion focused on Integrated Systems of Care, LTSS Infrastructure and Access, System Financing, and State Leadership. Various presentations were given on these topics followed by detailed recommendations and discussion from SAC members. The final part of the meeting reviewed the LTSS Stakeholder Report process and reported out progress so far. The meeting ended after a period for public comment.  

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) subcommittee Meeting #6

The Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) subcommittee met on January 13, 2020 in Sacramento. See the agenda, presentation, and video for details.

California Department of Aging Chief Deputy Director, Mark Beckley led a discussion focused on the operator and advocate perspectives of group living settings – including assisted living, residential care facilities, supported housing, and skilled nursing facilities. Various presentations were given on these topics followed by detailed recommendations and discussion from SAC members. The final part of the meeting reviewed the LTSS Stakeholder Report process and reported out progress so far. The meeting ended after a period for public comment.  

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) subcommittee Meeting #5

The Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) subcommittee met on January 6, 2020 in Sacramento. See the agenda, presentation, and video for details.

California Department of Aging Director, Kim McCoy Wade led a detailed discussion around LTSS Workforce, Family caregiving, and LTSS related technology. Various presentations were given on these three topics followed by detailed workforce, caregiver, and technology related recommendations and discussion from SAC members. The final part of the meeting reviewed the LTSS Stakeholder Report process and reported out progress so far. The meeting ended after a period for public comment

Nevada County Roundtable

On December 19, 2019, Grass Valley Council member, Jan Arbuckle and CDA Director, Kim McCoy Wade convened a roundtable discussion in Nevada City with community leaders on the topics of transportation, volunteerism, and emergency preparedness for older adults and people with disabilities.

Participants discussed the challenges faced by many older adults in Nevada County and surrounding rural areas with respect to accessing public transportation programs, adequately preparing for disasters, and depression and social isolation.

Photo: CDA Director Kim McCoy Wade engaging with roundtable participants

Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting #2.5

Meeting 2.5 of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee streamed live over Zoom on December 18, 2019. See the agenda, presentation, and video for details.

This meeting provided an update to the Stakeholder Advisory Committee on the flurry of activity surrounding the development of the Master Plan for Aging. CDA Director, Kim McCoy Wade and MPA team shared updates on the “Together We Engage” public engagement campaign, launch of new MPA website in early January 2020, and weekly webinar series called Webinar Wednesdays beginning January 15, 2020; the framework and development for the LTSS report due in March 2020 and Master Plan for Aging due in October 2020; and lifted up the commitment to equity across all aging related issues as we develop recommendations for the Master Plan. The meeting ended after a period for public comment.

Video: Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting, December 18, 2019

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Subcommittee Meeting #4

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Subcommittee Meeting #4The fourth convening of the Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) subcommittee meeting occurred on December 17, 2019 in Sacramento. See the agenda, presentation for details.

California Department of Aging Director, Kim McCoy Wade led a robust discussion around in-home supportive services (IHSS). Information was shared and discussed on the challenges and solutions of recipients who have the highest level of need, protective supervision, IHSS and children, and IHSS assessment issues. Following the IHSS topic, the conversation shifted to the workplan for developing the LTSS report due by March 2020 to the Governor. The meeting ended after a period for public comment.

Photo: The LTSS Subcommittee meeting, December 17, 2019 in Sacramento.

Research Subcommittee Meeting #2

Research Subcommittee #2The second convening of the Research subcommittee meeting occurred on December 10, 2019 in Sacramento. See the agenda, presentation 1 and 2 for details.

California Department of Aging Director, Kim McCoy Wade welcomed the subcommittee members and jumped into reviewing Master Plan recommendations and presentations. Subcommittee members discussed recommendations for Home- and Community-Based Services including, a Long-Term Services and Supports benefit, CalPACE, Information and Assistance, and Community-Based Adult Day Services.

Subcommittee members gave presentations on the California Health Interview Survey data and the Growing Diversity in California’s Older Adult Population: Inequities and Data Needs from UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research and UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research & Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research Coordinating Center.

Photo: The Research subcommittee meeting, December 10, 2019 in Sacramento

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Subcommittee Meeting #3

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Subcommittee Meeting #3The third convening of the Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) subcommittee meeting occurred on December 5, 2019 in Sacramento. See the agenda, presentation for details.

California Department of Aging Acting Director, Kim McCoy Wade opened the meeting with an overview of the current LTSS landscape to set the stage for discussion. Subcommittee members discussed a handful of topics including Medi-Cal-funded programs, other states’ Home-and Community-Based Services (HCBS) methodologies, how to navigate California’s HCBS system, and emerging LTSS MPA recommendations followed by public comment.

Photo: The LTSS subcommittee meeting, December 5, 2019 in Sacramento.

St. Paul's Senior Services’ Legislative Breakfast

On December 6, 2019, California Department of Aging Director Kim McCoy Wade provided the keynote address at the 20th Annual St. Paul’s Senior Services’ Legislative Breakfast in San Diego. McCoy Wade provided an update on the Master Plan for Aging, followed with a question and answer session.

Photo: Director Kim McCoy Wade presenting to attendees of the 20th Annual St. Paul’s Senior Services’ Legislative Breakfast in San Diego.

San Diego Legislative Roundtable

On December 6, 2019, Secretary Ghaly and Senate President Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) convened a roundtable discussion with community leaders on the topic of housing for older adults.

Participants discussed the challenges faced by many older adults in San Diego and statewide with respect to housing affordability and access. San Diego operates a number of innovative programs designed to help keep older adults out of long-term care facilities and remain in their communities with the services and supports they need to age with dignity and respect.

Photo: Secretary Ghaly and Senator Atkins with roundtable participants

Assembly Member Nazarian Hosts Master Plan for Aging Engagement Session

On November 20, 2019 Assembly Member Nazarian held a 90-minute Master Plan for Aging Engagement Session at the California Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s Annual Meeting and Allied Conference in Glendale.

Shireen McSpadden, Executive Director of the Department of Aging and Adult Services in San Francisco welcomed Assembly Member Nazarian, and Acting Director of the Department of Aging, Kim McCoy Wade, to engage with conference attendees. To frame the conversation, McCoy Wade provided an update on the current state of the Master Plan for Aging and opened the queue for comments and questions from the room. Questions were asked and ideas were shared around many aging issues with a heightened focus on housing and transportation services for older adults and people with disabilities in California.

Photo: C4A Annual Meeting and Allied Conference, November 20, 2019

CDA Participates in Elder Economic Forum

Elder Economic ForumAs part of the California Commission on Aging’s (CCOA) November 2019 General Meeting, Acting Director Kim McCoy Wade, along with Treasurer Fiona Ma, CCOA Chair Betsy Butler, Justice in Aging Executive Director Kevin Prindiville and SAGE Chief Executive Officer Michael Adams participated in a robust discussion on the topics of the political, economic and demographic impacts on retirement. The forum was hosted by the Los Angeles LGBT Center at their Village at Ed Gould Plaza location.

Photo: Elder Economic Forum: Political, Economic, and Demographic Impacts on Retirement, November 19, 2019

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Subcommittee Meeting #2

LTSS #2The second convening of the LTSS Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting occurred on November 12, 2019 in Sacramento. See the agenda, presentation, and transcript (coming soon) for details.

California Department of Aging Acting Director, Kim McCoy Wade kicked-off the meeting by engaging the committee on refining the process on how to collaborate on developing the recommendations that will make up the Master Plan for Aging and provided a report-out from the November 4, 2019 Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting. This meeting of the minds generated deep discussions on a variety of topics including current research on how LTSS is funded, how to rethink financing LTSS for California, and the eligibility gaps people with disabilities face in a siloed system, followed by public comment.

Photo: The LTSS Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting on November 12, 2019 in Sacramento.

Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting #2

Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting, November 4, 2019The second convening of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting occurred on November 4, 2019 in Sacramento. See the agenda, presentation, and transcript (coming soon) for details.

This meeting featured a rich discussion on a variety of topics, including comments from Secretary Ghaly encouraging the group to think about how we can better communicate with older adults during emergencies and public safety power shutoffs, San Diego County’s innovative approach to structuring and providing services to older adults, report-outs from October’s convenings of the Long-Term Services and Supports and Research subcommittees, discussion surrounding long-term services and supports, livable communities for all ages and abilities, health and well-being, and economic security and safety, followed by public comment.

Photo: Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting, November 4, 2019

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Subcommittee Meeting #1

LTSS Subcommittee Meeting, October 28, 2019The first convening of the LTSS Subcommittee meeting occurred on October 28, 2019 in Sacramento. See the agenda, presentation, and transcript for details.

California Department of Aging Acting Director, Kim McCoy Wade began the meeting by welcoming Subcommittee members, and emphasizing the importance of the work before them – that is – to develop and submit a report addressing a number of LTSS-related topics to the Governor by March 2020. The Subcommittee itself is one of only two subcommittees identified in Executive Order N-14-19, and its work will be essential to ensuring that older Californians have the resources they need to age with dignity and respect.

Themes discussed during the meeting included the need for the Master Plan to address the needs of low- and middle-class older Californians, the importance of durable medical equipment, vision aids and economic security for older adults, the need to explicitly include family caregivers in the Master Plan, as well as a discussion surrounding LTSS financing options.

Photo: LTSS Subcommittee Meeting, October 28, 2019

Research Subcommittee Meeting #1

Oct MeetingThe first convening of the Research Subcommittee meeting occurred on October 24, 2019 in Sacramento. See the agenda, presentation 1, 2, 3, and 4, and transcript for details.

California Department of Aging Acting Director, Kim McCoy Wade began the meeting by emphasizing the importance of the Research Subcommittee. The Committee itself is one of only two subcommittees identified in Executive Order N-14-19, and its work will be essential to ensure that the Master Plan for Aging is data-driven and empirical.

Themes discussed during the meeting included the need to identify specific data points to study, identifying and verifying specific benchmarks, and emphasizing the importance of using both quantitative and qualitative data to inform the Master Plan.

Photo: Research Subcommittee Meeting, October 24, 2019

California Legislative Staff Education Institute

Kim CLESIOn October 22, 2019, the California Legislative Staff Education Institute hosted a discussion on the topics of the Master Plan for Aging, and aging-in-place considerations.

California Department of Aging Acting Director, Kim McCoy Wade gave a presentation highlighting the work currently being done to establish and convene the two subcommittees identified in the Governor’s executive order – Research and Long-Term Care.

Acting Director McCoy Wade further articulated the need to be thoughtful about how we collectively use the term “aging-in-place.” Most commonly, the term is understood to convey the desirability of older adults remining in their communities and homes, as opposed to entering a long-term care facility. In reality, sometimes it will make sense for an older adult to downsize to a smaller home, or move in with family, or even into a care facility. These actions, and the concept of aging-in-place are not mutually exclusive, and we should be cognizant of the fact that the notion of aging-in-place is subject to one’s interpretation based on their unique circumstances and life experiences. What’s important is that older and aging adults have an available range of housing choices to meet their needs.

Photo: Acting Director Kim McCoy Wade presenting at the California Legislative Staff Education Institute.

Bakersfield Legislative Roundtable

Bakersfield Legislative RoundtableOn September 20, 2019, Secretary Ghaly and Senator Hurtado (D-Sanger) convened a roundtable discussion with local business, labor and community leaders on the topics of older adult employment and workforce issues at the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce.

The roundtable kicked off Employ Older Workers Week, which occurs annually during the last week of September. The week celebrates the skills and contributions that older workers bring to the workforce, and encourages employers to hire these individuals.

Photo: Secretary Ghaly and Senator Hurtado with roundtable participants

Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting #1

Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting #1The first convening of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting occurred on September 17, 2019 in Sacramento. See the meeting summary for details.

California Department of Aging Acting Director, Kim McCoy Wade, presented the following mission, vision and goals of the Master Plan for Aging to Committee members for their consideration and feedback:

  • Vision: An age-friendly California for the increasing numbers and diversity of older adults and families.
  • Mission: Person-Centered, Data-Driven 10 Year Master Plan for Aging by October 2020.
  • As Californians live longer lives, our State’s goals for all older adults and families are:
    • Goal 1: We will be able to live where we choose as we age and have the help we and our families need to do so.
    • Goal 2: We will live in and be engaged in age-friendly communities.
    • Goal 3: We will maintain our health and well-being as we age.
    • Goal 4: Security and Safety: We will have economic security and be safe from abuse, neglect, and exploitation throughout our lives.

Photo: Top, left to right: Irena Asmundson, Secretary Ghaly, Stephen Somers, Kim McCoy Wade, Anastasia Dotson

California Master Plan for Aging Forum

On September 16, 2019, the SCAN Foundation hosted a forum that brought together an array of stakeholders, including members of the legislature, local government, non-profit, philanthropy, academia, and leadership from the California Health and Human Services Agency and California Department of Aging to kick off the Together We ENGAGE campaign, and begin a dialogue on how best to leverage people and partnerships to build a person-centered, age-friendly California.

Secretary Ghaly articulated his vision that the Master Plan for Aging be planned well, planned thoughtfully and planned with dignity because it will impact all generations and communities in California. Click below to hear the Secretary’s comments in their entirety.

Webinar Wednesdays: Poverty, Hunger, and Homelessness

Santa Clara County Roundtable

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