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.
Village Impact Report
Village Movement California offers an infrastructure of community-based organizations that address the five goals of the Governor’s Master Plan for Aging. Learn how the Village Model of Care is a proven solution for meeting the needs of California’s aging adult population and advances the state’s plan for aging.
Our Advocacy workshops will better equip villages in building relationships with local and state legislators and partnering with the key agencies in their local and regional aging services network.
Past Events in 2023
Meet your Legislator! Our session was filled with positive and practical advice on engaging your village’s elected officials. Having our village voices heard is crucial and VMC has some information and tools to help make that happen!
Thank you Leza Coleman, Legislative Director for the California Commission on Aging and VMC board member, Erick Larson, Executive Director of Village of Sonoma Valley and VMC board member, and Carolyn Ross, Interim Executive Director at VMC for holding this workshop.
Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) 101 with Joseph Cobery, Executive Director of Passages AAA serving Butte and surrounding counties, will talk about the structure and function of the AAAs and share specifics on reaching out to your local AAA to engage them around the village model and the specific needs of your village.
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Upcoming Events in 2024
- Caregiver Resource Centers 101, Independent Living Centers 101, Aging and Disability Resource Centers 101
VISIT OUR EVENTS PAGE to see our current and past Advocacy workshops.
Master Plan for Aging
The California Master Plan for Aging is a blueprint to prepare the state for the growth in California’s aging population and continue the State’s leadership in aging, disability, and equity. It is the culmination of a two year process of research, community engagement, and thoughtful analysis. It has five bold goals:
- Housing for All Stages & Ages
- Health Reimagined
- Inclusion & Equity, not Isolation
- Caregiving that Works
- Affording Aging
Village Movement California and its members advocated successfully for inclusion of the village model of social care in the Master Plan for Aging. Goal Three includes objective #90 “Promote and adapt village models of volunteerism and services to reflect the strengths of California’s diverse communities.” Village Movement California is leading efforts to fulfill the objective so that more older adults have access to our life affirming communities.