Stay Informed About New York’s Master Plan for Aging – Add Your Name

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On January 5, 2022, in her written State of the State document, Gov. Kathy Hochul committed to issuing an executive order for New York’s Master Plan for Aging!

You can view the full State of the State book here – see page 38 for the Master Plan for Aging section. If you’d like to stay informed on the development of New York’s Master Plan for Aging, add your name and email address below. We’ll send you periodic emails to keep you updated.

On Nov. 30, the Health Foundation hosted a webinar to examine New York State’s potential for a Master Plan for Aging, with aging experts from the Elder Justice Coalition, the California Department of Agingthe SCAN Foundation and the Center for Health Care Strategies. The webinar highlighted how California and other states have developed and launched Master Plans for Aging, the impact of these plans, and how New York may be a good candidate for a comprehensive, cross-sector plan to address aging issues.

In case you missed it, you can check out the recording of our “A Master Plan for Aging – Should New York Be Next?” webinar below.

The Case for a Master Plan for Aging in New York

New York State ranks fourth in the nation in the number of individuals age 60 and older that call our state home. It is estimated that by 2030, one out of four New Yorkers will fall into this age group.

In general, Americans are living longer and staying healthier than previous generations. But ageist attitudes often prevail, and policies that disregard the needs of older adults are too common. This has been clearer than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, when so often we hear the dangers of the virus dismissed as “only affecting old people.”

It’s time to rethink how we approach aging, and affirm that people over 60 are valued, respected, and deserve to live in healthy, safe communities that meet their needs. It’s time for New York to launch a comprehensive, cross-sector Master Plan for Aging.

Learn more here, and add your name to the form above to say #IStandWithNYSeniors!