California’s Master Plan for Aging: A Historic Opportunity to Meet Needs of Older Adults 

Apr 15, 2024 | Newsletter, Spring 2024

With the increasing population of older adults in California, the Master Plan for Aging (MPA) projects there will be 10.8 million individuals 60 years of age or older by 2030. “This plan is intended to be a living document for years to come,” stated Governor Newsom. In partnership with the Governor and the Legislator, California has made historic budgetary investments in programs and policies to support older adults, individuals with disabilities, and family caregivers to prepare our great state for 2030 when one in four Californians will be 60 years of age or older. 

On January 25, 2024, the Third MPA Annual Report was released. In its third year of implementation, the MPA continues to move forward, gathering tireless support from partners across all sectors of California.  

This MPA Annual Report highlights significant advancements made across the MPA’s Five Bold Goals, including: 

  • Housing for All Ages and Stages – Californians will live where they choose as they age in communities that are age-, disability, and dementia-friendly, including climate- and disaster-ready. 
  • Health Reimagined – Californians will have access to the services they need to live at home in their communities and to optimize their health and quality of life. 
  • Inclusion and Equity, Not Isolation – Californians will have lifelong opportunities for work, volunteering, engagement, and leadership and will be protected from isolation, discrimination, abuse, neglect, and exploitation. 
  • Caregiving that Works – Californians will be prepared for and supported through the rewards and challenges of caring for aging loved ones. 
  • Affording Aging – Californians will have economic security for as long as they live. 

As the designated Area Agency on Aging for Santa Clara County (SCC), Sourcewise is required to develop a comprehensive needs assessment meant to identify the unmet needs of older adults, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers in SCC.  

To learn about the identified priorities for older adults and aging services in SCC, speak with a Community Resource Specialist at (408) 350-3200, option 1.