Advocacy & Policy

Village Movement California advocates with diverse audiences including local and state policymakers to ensure that Californians have and know their options for aging support.

Master Plan for Aging

Governor Newsom has called for a Master Plan for Aging to serve as a blueprint for strategies and partnerships that will promote healthy aging and prepare the state for the coming demographic changes. The timeline for a completed plan is October 2020.

TAKE ACTION

Add your voice to the Master Plan! Go to Master Plan Website to share your ideas for an age friendly California. Feel free to cut and past some or all of these statements.

  • Villages belong in the Master Plan for Aging
  • Villages’ peer to peer programs and services help older adults remain connected to community and to age well in the places they call home
  • Villages are an antidote to the social isolation and loneliness epidemic
  • Villages serve older adults who don’t qualify for public services, but can’t pay for expensive services
  • Villages lead and contribute to Age Friendly Community plans
  • State and local government, along with healthcare, business, and philanthropy, should support the growth and operations of villages

Contact Us to join the Village Movement California Master Plan Team. Help us give voice to the value of our movement and ensure its inclusion in the statewide plan for aging.

 

Community Care Connections members provide support through transportation assistance

Member Spotlight

Care Connections Network, Huntington Beach

Care Connections Network is a vibrant, active village located in suburban Huntington Beach, California. It is a faith-based village and its membership is comprised of both congregation and community members.  Members are focused on educational and social opportunities and the most popular of these is the monthly educational seminars with a free lunch. Seminar presenters are sourced from local community partners and vetted vendors or other organizations serving older adults often sponsor the lunch.