California Voters on the Master Plan for Aging: Invest in Aging and Equity

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In this infographic, learn what voters are saying about the Master Plan for Aging and the need to prioritize and invest in our aging population.

 

Date Updated: 05/03/2021
Voters call on elected leaders to invest in aging and equity. Followed by statistics.
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Voters call on elected leaders to invest in aging and equity. COVID-19 creates urgency to prioritize California's Master Plan for Aging. Voters are saying:

  • The pandemic made it more urgent to prioritize the Master Plan for Aging (65% of voters polled)
  • The governor should prioritize and invest in the Master Plan for Aging (79% of voters polled)
  • They are more likely to support elected officials who prioritize the Master Plan for Aging (63% of voters polled)
  • It is important to have access to services needed to live at home and in community (89% of voters polled)

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In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof reflects on the Master Plan for Aging panel discussion following the February 5 film screening of Lives Well Lived in Sacramento. At the event, local policymakers vocalized that without a strategy to meet the needs of all aging Californians, the state will confront mounting challenges.

The Master Plan for Aging provides a historic opportunity to design a system that best meets the needs of older Californians of today and tomorrow. This brief describes how the state can better organize resources to meet population needs through focused, coordinated leadership and system-wide planning.

In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses the Administration’s plan to develop a California Master Plan for Aging (Master Plan). He frames four elements critical to the Master Plan’s success and asks all of us to reflect on what truly matters to older Californians and their families.