Orange County, California is among the most rapidly aging counties in America. As a community, we must implement social policies to help seniors enjoy vibrant and fulfilling lives.
Orange County is a place that creatively nurtures, encourages, and supports every person as they progress through each stage of life.
Strategic Plan Initiatives
The OC Strategic Plan for Aging has identified 10 key initiatives to improve the lives of older adults in our community. We can all successfully grow older and wiser together.
OC Successful Aging
Examine and research strategies and approaches to develop Orange County as a community that facilitates successful aging.
Nonprofit housing developers and universities will work together to identify the disparity between older adult housing needs in Orange County and housing availability. Release study findings to community leaders at an OCSPA Summit.
Conduct a data review to identify top transportation needs and explore innovative options. Present the findings at an OCSPA Summit.
Elder Abuse Prevention
Launch an education & awareness campaign regarding elder abuse awareness and prevention at two Orange County cities, targeting the general public, first responders, academic institutions, and mandated reporters.
Reinstitute the Friendly Visitor Program Coalition to support capacity building and increased information sharing among the existing service programs, resulting in better services to isolated/homebound seniors.
Increase food security for Orange County’s older adults age 60+ by enrolling new participants in CalFresh. Establish new Commodity Supplemental Food Program and Senior Grocery distribution sites for food insecure older adults.
Double the number of older adults who complete an evidence-based chronic disease and/or diabetes self-management education training workshop in an 18-month period.
Create an integrated high-impact awareness campaign highlighting the strategic initiatives and outcomes of the OC Strategic Plan for Aging.
Funding and Sustainability
Develop funding avenues for the OC Strategic Plan for Aging initiatives, and identify funding streams for aging programs and resources.
Enhance and accelerate the capacity of the digital platform, IrisOC, to create a local digital hub to distribute healthy aging information, provide connections to senior-focused community resources and people, and acquire pilot users of the platform.