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Aging Matters Winter 2019

DEC 5, 2019 | CA Dept. of Aging | Winter Newsletter

Welcome to the CDA Newsletter!

In this issue, you’ll read about the California’s Master Plan for Aging, CDA's strategic plan activities, how exercise and community are improving health and well-being, and more.


Master Plan for Aging Meeting December 5, 2019

DEC 3, 2019 | CA Dept. on Aging

The Master Plan for Aging Long-Term Services and Supports Subcommittee will hold a meeting focused on Home-and Community-Based Services on Thursday, December 5, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting in person or by phone.

Meeting Location:
Child Welfare Digital Services
2870 Gateway Oaks Drive
Sacramento, California

Free parking is available. Look for a sign in the lobby directing participants to the meeting room.

Call-in Information:
Phone Number: 844-291-6362
Access Code: 8056243
Ask for: Master Plan for Aging Meeting

Meeting Materials Click here to access the agenda and meeting materials.

Note: Thursday’s meeting will not include any discussion related to In-Home Supportive Services. That topic will be covered during the subcommittee’s next meeting, which will take place on Tuesday, December 17, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Department of Rehabilitation, 721 Capitol Mall, Room 242, Sacramento, California

Send public comment and meeting feedback to:

Submit detailed recommendations for the MPA to:

Thank you for your interest in California’s Master Plan for Aging!

California Master Plan for Aging Team


Adding Dental to Medicare: New FAQ Resource and Tweet Chat

DEC 2, 2019 | Justice in Aging

Fewer than half of older adults are able to visit a dentist each year because they lack oral health coverage. Because all older adults rely on Medicare for their health care needs, integrating dental benefits into Medicare Part B is the most effective way to provide integrated oral health coverage to all Medicare beneficiaries.

Justice in Aging has been engaged in advocacy to add a dental benefit to Medicare Part B, and, in our conversations with other advocates and policymakers, we have heard a number of common questions. That’s why today we are releasing with partners at Families USA and the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Adding a Dental Benefit to Medicare Part B: Frequently Asked Questions, to answer the questions we most often receive.

We ask that you use this resource and join us for a Tweet Chat: Building the Momentum-Mouths Belong in Medicare! scheduled for December 4, 2019, at 12:00 PM PT/3:00 PM ET to raise awareness about efforts to add a dental benefit to Medicare Part B. Follow @OPENoralhealth to join, and use the hashtags #MouthsinMedicare and #OralHealthEquity.



Master Plan for Aging In-Home Services and Supports Listening Session

NOV 27, 2019 | CA Dept. on Aging

Dear Stakeholders,

The California Department of Social Services, in collaboration with the Master Plan for Aging Long-Term Services and Supports Subcommittee, will host a Central Valley public forum on the sustainability and future of the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program on Tuesday, December 3, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Stanislaus Veterans Center in Modesto. The meeting is open to the public. A call-in option is also available: 888-324-3619; passcode: 5400081.

This listening session will give IHSS recipients, providers and other stakeholders an opportunity to discuss sustainability strategies and IHSS program enhancements. These ideas will be shared with the LTSS subcommittee.

Stanislaus Veterans Center
3500 Coffee Rd., Suite 15
Conference Room 114/115
Modesto, CA 95355

For questions or comments, or to added or removed from this distribution list, email

Thank you for your interest in California’s Master Plan for Aging!

California Master Plan for Aging Team


Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative
Monthly Update: November 2019

NOV 26, 2019 | Cal Duals

The Cal Duals Coordinated Care Initiative Monthly Update: November 2019 is now available.


In Case You Missed It: CHCF Statewide Survey Published

NOV 11, 2019 | California Health Care Foundation (CHCF)

CHCF has published a statewide survey to better understand the type of medical care and services Californians would prefer to receive if they had a serious illness or if they were approaching the end of life. Among other insights, the survey revealed that when palliative care is described, 9 in 10 Californians without a serious illness say they would want this type of care if they had a serious illness.

Get the results of the survey and see why palliative care physician Sunita Puri wants all medical students to learn about the transformative power of palliative care.


California Master Plan for Aging: Meeting Announcements and Due Date for Initial Recommendations

NOV 8, 2019 | CA Dept. of Aging - Master Plan for Aging

We are writing today to announce a due date for initial recommendations, and provide updates on stakeholder meetings for the Master Plan for Aging.

Recognizing that California’s over-65 population is projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2030, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging to be developed by October 1, 2020. The Master Plan will serve as a blueprint that can be used by state government, local communities, private organizations and philanthropy to build environments that promote an age friendly California. More information on the Master Plan can be found on the Together We EngAGE website here.

Call for Initial Recommendations by December 13, 2019: We have received a large number of public comments and suggestions for the Master Plan, and are currently reviewing those suggestion for inclusion in the initial lists for the overall Master Plan for Aging, and the March 2020 Report on Long-Term Services and Supports. If you have not done so already, please submit your recommendation letter to by December 13, 2019. Note there will also be additional public feedback opportunities after December 13, including forums and meetings throughout the winter and spring and requests for feedback on the initial list of policy options that we develop from initial recommendations.

Reminders on stakeholder meeting dates are listed below:

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Subcommittee:

November 12 meeting on Long-Term Care Benefit for the Middle Class.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 1 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., 1700 K Street, Sacramento. Public Call-In: (800) 230-1085, Ask For: Master Plan for Aging. Meeting materials are being posted on the Together We EngAGE LTSS Subcommittee link on the website.

Additional LTSS Subcommittee Meeting dates (times subject to change, and locations will be in Sacramento with telephone line provided):

  • December 2, 2019, Time TBD
  • December 5, 2019, Time TBD
  • December 17, 2019, Time TBD
  • January 6, 2020, Time TBD
  • January 13, 2020, Time TBD
  • January 27, 2020, Time TBD

Research Subcommittee:
Tuesday, December 10, 2019: 1:30 – 4:30 pm, at 1300 National Drive, Suite 200, in Sacramento with telephone line provided. Meeting materials and information are posted here.

Focus Forums Statewide (Webinars for Community and Individuals to Engage):
In development for January-April 2020

Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee

  • December 18, 2019, 9:30am to 11am, Webinar
  • January 21, 2020, 10am to 3pm, 1414 K Street, Sacramento
  • March 2, 2020, 10am to 3pm, 1414 K Street, Sacramento
  • May 28, 2020, 10am to 3pm, 1414 K Street, Sacramento

A full calendar with all meeting dates and proposed topics will be posted on the EngAGE website shortly.

We appreciate your collaboration and partnership on this important initiative! Please send any questions to


Public Safety Power Shutoff Power Outage Reporting (Rescinds AFL 19-30)

NOV 4, 2019 | CA Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) | AFL 19-30.1

This AFL rescinds AFL 19-30 to clarify which facility types must report unusual occurrences as required by Title 22 California Code of Regulations.

  • California energy companies may proactively turn off electric power to any electric customer in California as a part of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event.
  • Facilities should ensure their local energy company is provided with the most up-to-date contact information to receive outage alerts.
  • PSPS events, when used, are regarded as an unusual occurrence. Facilities must report the unusual occurrence of a PSPS event to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Licensing and Certification (L&C) Program.
  • Facilities must report PSPS power outages, generator and fuel status, any impact to patients, and any resource needs to the local L&C district office (DO), local public health officer, and Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHAOC).

See the FULL AFL 19-30.1 for more information


Your Donations Help!

Three (3) great opportunities to further support Adult Day Services:

  • CAADS | State Advocacy Fund
  • ALE | Nina M. Nolcox Scholarship Fund

Learn more and DONATE today -- thank you!


California Association for Adult Day Services, a 501 (c) 6 non-profit grassroots-driven organization, advocates for the growth and development of adult day services in California and nationally. Centers in membership with CAADS provide innovative day programs that support individuals with physical or mental disabilities and older adults with Alzheimer's disease and their families.
Learn more about CAADS


ALE logoThe Alliance for Leadership and Education (A.L.E.) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit arm of CAADS. Its mission is to advance innovation and quality in Adult Day Service through research and analysis, education and training, and leadership for the benefit of consumers and their caregivers.

Lydia Missaelides

Lydia Missaelides, MHA
Executive Director of the Alliance for Leadership and Education



CAADS is a proud member of the National Adult Day Services Association.

California representatives currently serving on the NADSA Board of Directors:

Corinne Jan, RN, PHN (NADSA Chair)
CEO, Family Bridges / Hong Fook Centers

Lydia Missaelides, MHA (NADSA Treasurer)
Executive Director of the Alliance for Leadership and Education

Amanda Sillars, MSW, LCSW
CEO, Total ADHC Solutions, Inc.
Thousand Oaks


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