California Commission on Aging: LRSPA
Strategic Plan for an Aging California
Getting California Ready for the Baby Boomers
is home to nearly
four million people over age 65—the
largest older adult population in the nation.
This number is expected to more than double over the next several decades
as the baby boomers begin reaching this milestone.
To address this impending reality, Senator John Vasconcellos wrote Senate
Bill 910 (Ch. 948/99, Vasconcellos). The
bill mandated that the California Health and Human Services Agency develop a
statewide strategic plan on aging for long term planning purposes.
The California Commission on Aging has agreed to assume responsibility for monitoring and updating this strategic plan. In conjunction with this process, eleven stakeholder Task Teams were formed to focus on top priority recommendations of the plan.
In conjunction with Planning for an Aging California: an Invitational Forum held by the Commission on March 8, 2005, the Task Teams produced progress reports as follows: