The Master Plan for Aging Releases its First Annual Report

With its Five Bold Goals and 23 Strategies, the Master Plan for Aging has inspired unprecedented levels of coordinated action across California's growing network of aging and disability providers, policy makers, advocates, and experts. Learn how the many initiatives detailed in the MPA have advanced during its first year of implementation by viewing the newly released 2022 MPA Annual Report .

MPA In Action

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    June 15th, 2022

    Equity in Aging Advisory Committee

    TheEquity in Aging Advisory Committee (EAAC) will convene its second quarterlymeeting of 2022 on June 15th from 10:00 - noon. The purpose of the EAAC is to advise the Administration on theimplementation of the MPA, as well as advise CDA on planning and implementationof aging and disability programs, services, data collection, and staffdevelopment. The agenda for this meeting includes nursing home closures,caregiving, and more. This meeting is open to the public. ASL, closedcaptioning, and time for public comment will be provided. It will be recorded and posted to CDA’s YouTube channel.

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    June 9th, 2022

    Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders AdvisoryCommittee

    The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders AdvisoryCommittee will convene on June 9th from 10:00 –2:00. Membersof this committee represent consumers, family members, providers and advocateswho provide ongoing advice and assistance on program needs and priorities ofpersons impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia disorders. The meeting will be recorded and posted to CDA’s YouTube channel.

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    June 8th, 2022

    Webinar Wednesday: Alzheimer’s & Dementia in Focus

    Please join us for WebinarWednesday on June 8th from 10-11:30am. This month’s webinar includes an expert panel of advocates, service providers, caregivers, andconsumers for a discussion and Q&A on challenges, opportunities, andensuring equity in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research, and servicedelivery. This webinar is open to the public andAmerican Sign Language interpreting and Closed Captioning will be provided. Thewebinar will be recorded and posted to CDA’s YouTube channel. To learn more about theWebinar Wednesday series, please visit the CalHHS MPA page.

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    May 11th, 2022

    Disability & Aging Community Living Advisory Committee Meeting

    The Disability & Aging Community Living Advisory Committee convenes May 11th, 2022, from 2- 5pm. The purpose of this committee is to advance community living, inclusion, and integration across California by advising State agencies on policies and programs, including but not limited to long-term services and supports, transportation and housing, and employment opportunities.

    The meeting will be held virtually and is open to the public. ASL and closed captioning are provided.

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    May 4th, 2022

    Webinar Wednesday

    “Advancing Age-Inclusive Health Systems”

    Optimizing health and quality of life is a key focus of the Master Plan for Aging’s Goal 2, “Health Reimagined.” Realizing this goal includes ensuring equitable access to services across the continuum of care and building out best practices such as Age-Friendly Health Systems and Geriatric Emergency Departments, among others. This webinar will feature a conversation with leading experts in the field of medicine, public policy, and philanthropy who will discuss the best practices, opportunities, and recommendations for advancing age-inclusive health systems throughout California.

    This webinar is open to the public. American Sign Language interpreting and Closed Captioning are provided. The webinar will be recorded and posted to CDA’s YouTube channel.

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    April 28th, 2022

    Elder and Disability Justice Coordinating Council

    The California Elder and Disability Justice Coordinating Council will convene its second quarterly meeting on Thursday, April 28th. The purpose of this Council is to increase coordination and develop recommendations to prevent and address the abuse, neglect, exploitation, and fraud perpetrated against older adults and adults with disabilities.

    This meeting is held virtually and open to the public. ASL and CC are provided.

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    April 19th, 2022

    IMPACT

    The Implementing the Master Plan for Aging in CA Together (IMPACT) Stakeholder Advisory Committee will convene its second quarterly meeting on April 19, 2022 from 2:00-4:00pm.

    This meeting will be held virtually and will be open to the public. American Sign Language and Closed-Caption interpretation will be provided. Time for public comment will also be allotted.

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    April 8th, 2022

    CA Aging and Disability Research Partnership

    MPA Initiative 102 calls for the California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS) to “facilitate a nation-leading research partnership on aging with California’s universities.” Accordingly, the California Department of Aging, in collaboration with the Center for Data Insights & Innovation and other departments within the California Health & Human Services Agency, has established the California Aging and Disability Research Partnership (CADRP) comprised of experts in aging and disability research from leading academic institutions, state government, and philanthropy.

    The first meeting of the CADRP will be held on April 8th, 2022 from 10:00am- 12:00pm. This meeting will be held virtually and will be open to the public.

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    April 6th, 2022

    Webinar Wednesday

    “Reimagining Nursing Homes: Emerging Federal & State Opportunities”
    California has an opportunity to reframe and reform how services are delivered to residents of its nursing homes. This webinar will include an overview of emerging federal and state initiatives related to nursing home reform, followed by an in-depth discussion with panelists representing consumer advocates, LTC Ombudsmen, family caregivers, and providers.

    This webinar is open to the public. American Sign Language interpreting and Closed Captioning will be provided. The webinar will be recorded and posted to CDA’s YouTube channel.

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    March 16th, 2022

    Equity in Aging Advisory Committee Meeting

    The Equity in Aging Advisory Committee (EAAC) will convene its first quarterly meeting of 2022. The purpose of the EAAC is to advise the Administration on the implementation of the MPA, as well as CDA on planning and implementation of aging and disability programs, services, data collection, and staff development. The agenda for this meeting includes HICAP modernization, the Direct Care Workforce, and the Together We Engage 2022 outreach and engagement. This meeting is open to the public. ASL, closed captioning, and time for public comment will be provided.

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    March 9th, 2022

    Webinar Wednesday

    Join the Master Plan for Aging’s first Webinar Wednesday, March 9th, 10-11am.
    California’s Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative offers important opportunities for a “whole person” approach to care delivery, including access to community supports. This month's webinar will highlight best practices and opportunities for the aging and disability communities to partner with Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans and build capacity for the delivery of community supports to older adults and people with disabilities.

    This webinar is open to the public. ASL and CC will be provided.

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    February 9th, 2022

    Disability & Aging Community Living Advisory Committee Meeting

    The Disability & Aging Community Living Advisory Committee will convene again on February 9th, 2022. The purpose of this committee is to advance community living, inclusion, and integration across California by advising State agencies on policies and programs, including but not limited to long-term services and supports, transportation and housing, and employment opportunities.

    The agenda for this meeting will highlight accessible transportation for all ages and abilities and the newly adopted Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) spending plan. The meeting is open to the public. ASL and closed captioning will be provided.

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    January 28th, 2022

    Elder and Disability Justice Coordinating Council

    The Department of Aging announces the meeting of the first ever California Elder and Disability Justice Coordinating Council. The purpose of the Coordinating Council is to increase coordination and develop recommendations to prevent and address the abuse, neglect, exploitation, and fraud perpetrated against older adults and adults with disabilities. Follow the link below to learn more about this meeting, the work of this council and its newly appointed slate of stakeholder members.

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    January 21st, 2022

    The Master Plan for Aging Turns One!

    With its Five Bold Goals and 23 Strategies, the Master Plan for Aging provides a roadmap for coordinated, system-wide change that equitably uplifts older adults, people with disabilities and their family caregivers. In this first year, the Master Plan has inspired unprecedented levels of coordinated action across California’s growing network of aging and disability providers, policy makers, advocates, and experts. Join us to celebrate what we’ve been able to accomplish together in this first year and learn about what’s next in the year ahead. This event will be held virtually.

  • Graphic text and images. Background image of older adults putting their hands together. They are standing in a circle. The image is in greyscale. Overlayed is an orange outline of the state of California with the following text in blue: Together We Engage.

    January 18th, 2022

    IMPACT Stakeholder Committee Meeting

    The MPA in California Together (IMPACT) Stakeholder Committee will hold its first quarterly meeting of 2022 on January 18. The IMPACT Committee, with membership representing diverse areas of expertise and experience in aging, disability, and racial justice programs, operations, services, and policy, advises the California Health and Human Services Agency on the implementation of the Master Plan for Aging, focusing on accountability, outcomes, and continuous improvement towards the Plan’s five bold goals for 2030. The meeting is open to the public. ASL and closed captioning will be provided.

  • Graphic text and images. Background image of older adults putting their hands together. They are standing in a circle. The image is in greyscale. Overlayed is an orange outline of the state of California with the following text in blue: Together We Engage.

    December 16th, 2021

    Equity in Aging Advisory Committee Meeting

    The Equity in Aging Advisory Committee (EAAC) will convene for the fourth time this year. The purpose of the EAAC is to advise the Administration on the implementation of the MPA, as well as CDA on the planning and implementation of aging and disability programs, services, data collection, and staff development. Full transcripts and a recording of this meeting’s proceedings are now available.

  • Graphic text and images. Disability and Aging Community Living Advisory Committee Meeting, August 26, 2021 from 9 am to Noon. An intergenerational collage of older adults and people with disabilities including a woman in a wheelchair with her partner standing next to her, the couple is petting a dog; diverse adults with their arms over each other’s shoulders, smiling down at the camera; A Latino adult couple, the woman is using a walker, both are laughing; an older adult holding a flower, she is in a garden and wearing a sun hat. The California Health and Human Services logo and Together We Engage logos are visible in the left and right-hand corners.

    November 16th, 2021

    Disability & Aging Community Living Advisory Committee Meeting

    The Disability & Aging Community Living Advisory Committee will convene for the third time on November 16th. The purpose of this committee is to advance community living, inclusion, and integration across California. The committee will advise the California Health and Human Services Agency, 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. The meeting is open to the public. ASL and closed captioning will be provided.

  • Graphic text and images. Background image of older adults putting their hands together. They are standing in a circle. The image is in greyscale. Overlayed is an orange outline of the state of California with the following text in blue: Together We Engage.

    October 19th, 2021

    IMPACT Stakeholder Committee Meeting

    The MPA in California Together (IMPACT) Stakeholder Committee convened on October 19th. The IMPACT Committee, with membership representing diverse areas of expertise and experience in aging, disability, and racial justice programs, operations, services, and policy, advises the California Health and Human Services Agency on the implementation of the Master Plan for Aging, focusing on accountability, outcomes, and continuous improvement towards the Plan’s five bold goals for 2030. Full transcripts and a recording of this meeting’s proceedings are now available.

  • Graphic text and images. Background image of older adults putting their hands together. They are standing in a circle. The image is in greyscale. Overlayed is an orange outline of the state of California with the following text in blue: Together We Engage.

    October 4th, 2021

    Gov. Newsom announces appointment of Sr. Advisor on Aging, Disability and Alzheimer’s

    The Master Plan for Aging's California Leadership in Aging strategy calls for the creation of a leadership position on Aging, Disability, and Alzheimer's to coordinate programs, initiatives, and funding across California's Agencies, Departments, and partners to elevate and advance the interests of older adults, adults with disabilities, and the Alzheimer's community. Governor Newsom has named Director of the California Department of Aging, Kimberly McCoy Wade, to this newly created position.

  • Graphic text and images. Background image of older adults putting their hands together. They are standing in a circle. The image is in greyscale. Overlayed is an orange outline of the state of California with the following text in blue: Together We Engage.

    September 16th, 2021

    Equity in Aging Advisory Committee Meeting

    The Equity in Aging Advisory Committee (EAAC) will convene for the third time this year. The purpose of the EEAC is to advise the Administration on the implementation of the MPA, as well as CDA on the planning and implementation of aging and disability programs, services, data collection, and staff development.

  • Graphic text and images. Disability and Aging Community Living Advisory Committee Meeting, August 26, 2021 from 9 am to Noon. An intergenerational collage of older adults and people with disabilities including a woman in a wheelchair with her partner standing next to her, the couple is petting a dog; diverse adults with their arms over each other’s shoulders, smiling down at the camera; A Latino adult couple, the woman is using a walker, both are laughing; an older adult holding a flower, she is in a garden and wearing a sun hat. The California Health and Human Services logo and Together We Engage logos are visible in the left and right-hand corners.

    August 26th, 2021

    Disability & Aging Community Living Advisory Committee Meeting

    The Disability & Aging Community Living Advisory Committee will convene for the second time on August 26th. The purpose of this committee is to advance community living, inclusion, and integration across California. The committee will advise the California Health and Human Services Agency, 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. The meeting is open to the public. ASL and closed captioning will be provided.

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    July 14th, 2021

    The MPA Releases First Progress Report

    The Master Plan for Aging (MPA) is pleased to release its first progress report, reflecting work across the Governor's Cabinet to build a California for ALL Ages. The Administration identified over 100 MPA initiatives for implementation in 2021-2022. The report highlights the MPA's age-, disability-, and dementia- friendly work that has been implemented since the Plan's launch in January.

  • Graphic text and images. Ensuring Equity in Aging Webinar Series; Culturally Responsive Programs and Services in Rural Communities; July 7, 2021, 10 to 11 am. Includes a background collage of diverse older adults; the California for All Ages, Equity in Aging logo is overlayed to the left. To the right, there are three headshots of the featured presenters, including Shannon Gadd from the Mariposa Health and Human Services Agency, Seng S. Yang of the Hmong Cultural Center in Butte County, and Deb Winkle of the Blue Lake Rancheria tribe. The Department of Aging logo is visible in the bottom right-hand corner.

    July 7th, 2021

    Ensuring Equity in Aging Webinar #9

    On July 7th, CDA hosted our ninth and final Ensuring Equity in Aging webinar: Culturally Responsive Programs and Services in Rural Communities. We heard from We heard from leaders in Mariposa, Butte, and Humboldt counties on ways that organizations are striving to ensure the inclusion of ALL older residents and their cultural values into the planning and implementation of older adult programs and services. Our speakers shared program and service delivery considerations that are unique to rural communities, as well as lessons learned and best practices for harnessing and building upon local assets and resources while working with and for older adults. The video, slides, and transcript are posted to the Equity in Aging Resource Center.

  • Graphic text and images. Ensuring Equity in Aging Webinar Series; Culturally Responsive Programs with and for Older Immigrants and Refugees. June 2, 2021, 10 to 11 am. Includes a background collage of diverse older adults; the California for All Ages, Equity in Aging logo is overlayed to the left. To the right, there are three headshots of the featured presenters, including Wajeeta Kahn of La Familia, Brittney Johnson from the California Department of Social Services, and Velia Gitari from the Union of Pan Asian Communities. The Department of Aging logo is visible in the bottom right-hand corner.

    June 2nd, 2021

    Ensuring Equity in Aging Webinar #8

    On June 2nd, CDA hosted our eighth Ensuring Equity in Aging webinar: Culturally Informed Policy & Programs with and for Older Immigrant and Refugees. Our panelists shared resources and best practices for ensuring that older immigrants and refugees have access to and receive culturally responsive and sensitive support and services in California. CDA was joined by panelists Wajeeha Khan of La Familia; Brittney Johnson of CA Department of Social Services; and Velia Gitari of the Union of Pan Asian Communities. The video, slides, and transcript are posted to the Equity in Aging Resource Center.

  • 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)

    May 5th, 2021

    Ensuring Equity in Aging Webinar #7

    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 Community Living Advisory Committee Meeting #1

    April 30th, 2021

    Community Living Advisory Committee Meeting #1

    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, CDA will host 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).

    April 7th, 2021

    Ensuring Equity in Aging Webinar #6

    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).

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    March 3rd, 2021

    Ensuring Equity in Aging Webinar #5

    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.

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    February 3rd, 2021

    Ensuring Equity in Aging Webinar #4

    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.

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    January 13th, 2020

    CHHS & CDA Hosts MPA Five Bold Goals Virtual Summit

    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.

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    January 8th, 2020

    Governor Newson releases 2021-2022 State Budget

    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!

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    January 6th, 2020

    The Master Plan for Aging is Announced

    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).

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    January 6th, 2020

    Ensuring Equity in Aging Webinar #3

    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