Master Plan for Aging

Recognizing that California’s 65-and-older population is projected to grow to 8.6 million people by 2030, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging. The Master Plan will serve as a blueprint that can be used by state government, local communities, private organizations, and philanthropy to build environments that promote an age-friendly California.

The Master Plan outlines 5 Bold Goals and 23 Strategies for leaders in government, business, philanthropic, and community-based organizations to collaborate on creating age-friendly communities for all Californians. The Master Plan will be powered by 100+ Action-Ready Initiatives that have already been adopted by state agencies and are prepared for implementation, in partnership with stakeholders and the Legislature.

Statements and Resources from LeadingAge California

1/8/2021 LeadingAge California Applauds Gov. Newsom's Age Friendly 2021-2022 Budget Proposal
1/8/2021 -LeadingAge California Applauds Housing Funding for Older Adults in Governor's Budget Proposal
1/6/2021- LeadingAge California Responds to Release of Master Plan for Aging
7/31/2019 -Why California's 'grayest' generation will need a master plan for aging by Jeannee Parker Martin

Master Plan for Aging Goals

Visit the Master Plan for Aging's website to explore the Plan's Five Bold Goals, the Local Playbookand the Data Dashboard for Aging.

Master Plan for Aging Playbook

The Master Plan for Aging Playbook is designed to assist state and local government, communities, and private and philanthropic organizations in building age-friendly and disability-friendly environments and communities. Explore the Seven Plays to implementing your own Master Plan for Aging by visiting

Monitor Progress for Master Plan

You can monitor the Master Plan's progress over the next ten years via the Data Dashboard for Aging, hosted by Let's Get Healthy California and created in partnership with the California Department of Public Health and West Health Institute. You can also use the Dashboard's local and state data to inform your own policy, project, or program planning!