May 5th, 2021
On May 5th, CDA will host our seventh Ensuring Equity in Aging webinar: Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias: Culturally Responsive Services, Support, and Care. Our panelists will share resources and best practices for ensuring that patients and clients, as well as their loved ones and caregivers, receive culturally responsive and sensitive support and care. This webinar will feature Daniel Gaytan (Alzheimer's Association, Orange County), Victoria Jump (Ventura County Area Agency on Aging), Valeria Ochoa (Southern Caregiver Resource Center). We will also hear directly from two Alzheimer’s Association volunteer advocates on their experiences navigating care and services - Yolanda Rogers, San Diego and Florence Lam, Dublin.
April 30th, 2021
The new Disability & Aging Community Living Advisory Committee will meet for the first time on April 30th from 9am-noon. The purpose of this committee is to advance community living, inclusion, and integration across California. The Committee will ensure the involvement of individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities, older adults, and/or other partners who provide services or represent consumers. The Committee will advise the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS), in addition to other state entities, on community living policies and programs, including but not limited to long-term services and supports, transportation and housing, and employment opportunities
April 7th, 2021
On April 7th, CDA hosted our sixth Ensuring Equity in Aging webinar: Culturally Informed Policy & Programs with and for Latino Older Adults. Webinar features Carlos Londono (Alzheimer's Association - Northern California and Northern Nevada), Ana Seda (Alzheimer's Association San Diego/Imperial Chapter), and Jeffrey Reynoso (Latino Coalition for a Healthy California).
March 3rd, 2021
On March 3rd, CDA hosted its fifth Ensuring Equity in Aging webinar: Culturally Informed Policy & Programs For Black Elders. Three state and local leaders share ways we can build healthy communities, provide services, and create opportunities with and for black older adults.
February 3rd, 2021
On February 3rd, CDA hosted its fourth Ensuring Equity in Aging webinar: Culturally Informed Policy & Programs For Black Elders. Three state and local leaders share ways we can build healthy communities, provide services, and create opportunities with and for black older adults.
January 13th, 2020
On January 13th, 1-4pm, the California Health & Human Services Agency and Department of Aging hosted the Master Plan for Aging’s Five Bold Goals Virtual Summit. Panelists included key MPA stakeholders, State partners, and Legislative leaders.
January 8th, 2020
Governor Newsom released the 2021-2022 budget, which includes investments in Aging & Disability Resource Connections (ADRC); Alzheimer’s Disease awareness campaign, research, caregiving support, and more; increasing & diversifying our geriatric care workforce; expansion of No Wrong Door networks; and more!
January 6th, 2020
CHHS Secretary Mark Ghaly and CDA Director McCoy Wade released the Master Plan for Aging and were joined by MPA Stakeholder Advisory Committee Members Fernando Torres-Gil, Jennie Chin Hansen, and Susan DeMarois; Senator Melissa Hurtado; and Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian. The recording is available on CDA's YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3rm7ROhdX4).
January 6th, 2020
On January 6th, CDA hosted its third Ensuring Equity in Aging webinar: Culturally Informed Policy & Programs: The Culture of LGBTQ Older Adults. Three local leaders shared ways we can build community, provide services, and create opportunities with and for LGBTQ older adults