What Inclusion for all Means: California Embraces Master Plan for Older Adults

Ethnic Media Services: What Inclusion for all Means: California Embraces Master Plan for Older Adults (September 27, 2022)

People over 65 are one of the fastest-growing populations in California. In 2030, the elder population of the state is expected to jump to 8.6 million. In the next decade, seniors will comprise more than one quarter of California’s population. California’s Master Plan for Aging launched Jan. 6, 2021 via an executive order from Gov. Gavin Newsom. It is a 10-year blueprint addressing current inequities for older adults and disabled people.

A day-long conference highlighting California’s 10-year Master Plan for Aging gathered a group of disability and aging advocates to share ideas and plans for making California the most age and disability-inclusive state by 2030. Policy proposal include health care, housing, income, and more.

“Older adults have been squeezed out of the rental market. We need to keep people in housing they already have. Without a home, there can be no home-based services,” said Patti Prunhuber, senior housing attorney at Justice in Aging.

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