January 6, 2021 Pleasant Hill, CA – Choice in Aging President and CEO Debbie Toth was honored to serve on Governor Newsom’s Master Plan on Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee, and is pleased to announce the plan was released today. The plan is a 10 year blueprint for systemic equitable change for older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers.
COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted older adults and people with disabilities, particularly the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color populations. With the senior population projected to double by 2030, the work of the Advisory Committee addressed ageism, ableism, equity, health care, support, housing and technology and more. While there is still much work to be done, the Plan will begin the process of ensuring we all can age with dignity and independence.
- Person Centered and data driven with an equity lens
- 5 Goals with 23 strategies for 10 years (2021-2030)
- 100 plus initiatives in the first 2 years (2021-2022)
- Master Plan For Aging website
- Master Plan For Aging print document
- Data Dashboard with California Department of Public Health
- Local playbook for local master plans including Contra Costa County
5 Bold Goals
- Housing for all ages and stages
- Health reimagined
- Inclusion and equity, not isolation
- Caregiving that works
- Affording aging
For more information read the Stakeholders Statement here.