Lawmakers to unpack California’s Master Plan for Aging in online panel
SAN MATEO, California – State and local lawmakers on Friday, May 14, will explain how they will implement the goals of the California Master Plan for Aging in San Mateo County.
The legislators will take part in a virtual community conversation hosted by the Age Forward Coalition of San Mateo County from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Friday.
Panelists will include Senator Josh Becker, Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Kevin Mullin, Assemblymember Marc Berman, President San Mateo County Supervisors David Canepa, and County Supervisor Don Horsley. The panel will be moderated by Maya Altman, CEO, Health Plan of San Mateo,
Dramatic semographic shifts
California’s over-60 population is projected to diversify and grow faster than any other age group. San Mateo County alone anticipates a 142.94% increase in residents aged 60 and over by 2060.
Recognizing these significant demographic shifts, Governor Gavin Newsom announced his executive order launching the Master Plan on Aging on June 10, 2019.
“An aging population will introduce new opportunities for economic and community growth, but also drive increased health and long-term care costs, Newsom stated.
“We need a plan that brings everyone to the table – local communities, labor, private sector and philanthropy – to help us understand what’s coming and guide us toward taking better care of older Californians,” he said further.
Age Forward Coalition member Deborah Owdom said “We now have a Master Plan for Aging on paper. It is time to take collective, coordinated action at the local level.”
California master plan for aging
The California Master Plan for Aging is a “blueprint” for state and local government, the private sector and philanthropy to prepare California for the coming demographic changes.
The Master Plan for Aging outlines 5 bold goals and 23 strategies to build a California for All Ages by 2030: housing for all stages and ages; health reimagined; inclusion and equity, not isolation; caregiving that works; affording aging. The Plan also includes a Data Dashboard on Aging to measure our progress and a Local Playbook to drive partnerships that help us meet these goals together.
Age Forward Coalition of San Mateo County
Founded in 2019, the Age Forward Coalition of San Mateo County provides a means for community organizations to network, exchange information, provide leadership, build community-wide capacity and address goals for improving the lives of San Mateo County older adults, adults with disabilities, their families, and caregivers. The Coalition engages in advocacy and acts as a catalyst for community partnerships to work together to find funding for the target population.
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