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Public Hearings on Older Americans Act

April 23, 2021

Next week, the California Department of Aging (CDA) will host two public hearings on the Older Americans Act. These two hearings are taking place on Monday, April 26, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 29, from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. The purpose of these hearings is to gather public input to help inform the development of California’s Older Americans Act (OAA) State Plan for 2021-2025.

CDA is currently drafting the OAA state plan for 2021-2025, which will guide the state’s OAA programs and funding for the next several years. These services include nutrition, wellness, supportive services, and other programs administered by the 33 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA). The timing of this state plan also works well with the Master Plan for Aging that was released in January. The new OAA state plan will help the state move forward with the implementation of initiatives outlined in the Master Plan that relate to AAA services and programs. Many counties serve as the administrator of AAA programs and counties continue to be engaged with the overall implementation of the Master Plan.

More information on the state plan, including the zoom and conference line information for the public hearings, can be found at https://aging.ca.gov/OAA_State_Plan/. Stakeholders can provide input during public hearings and through an online survey.

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