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.
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 growth of California’s aging population. It has five goals:
- Housing for All Stages & Ages
- Health Reimagined
- Inclusion & Equity, not Isolation
- Caregiving that Works
- Affording Aging
Villages are included in the Plan. 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.
OUR 2022 BUDGET REQUEST
Village Movement California has submitted a budget request to the California Department of Aging, California Assembly, and California Senate for the purpose of fulfilling the village objective.
The one time, $3 million request will support a three year pilot project to start up new villages and expand existing villages’ footprint in underserved communities. The budget request is being taken up by the Assembly Budget Subcommittee #1 on Health and Human Services, and by the Senate Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health and Human Services.
Read the Fact Sheet that describes the request.
Read Representative Marc Levine’s letter of request.
We encourage our villages and their partners to write and submit letters supporting our budget request during the month of April, 2022. Click on these sample letters to download and add your story.
- Village letter to legislators
- Partner letter to legislators
Contact Us to receive call to action alerts and updates from the Village Movement California Master Plan Team.