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.


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.


Mt. Diablo

Member Spotlight

Diablo Valley Villages

Three villages located in Central Costa County – Clayton Valley Village, Lamorinda Village and Walnut Creek Village –  have banded together to bring practical help and neighborly community to seniors in their region. The three community-based villages together serve seniors who may need “a little help from their friends” as well as professional resource referrals to remain safely and comfortably in their homes as they age.