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State Seeks Feedback for Master Plan on Aging


The New York State Department of Health (DOH) and New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) on Wednesday announced a statewide public survey to help shape the state’s Master Plan for Aging (MPA) strategies and priorities. Older adults, individuals with disabilities, and those who provide care for older New Yorkers and people with disabilities are encouraged to take this survey and share their input on how the MPA can best serve their needs.

The survey is available in English and 16 non-English languages and can be completed online here. To choose a preferred language, use the toggle at the top right side of the survey webpage. A paper version is also available here to download, print, and complete. Bulk copies are available by sending an email to [email protected]. The survey will be open through December 31, 2023.

Under the direction of Governor Hochul, in Executive Order No. 23, the MPA is working to establish a blueprint of strategies to ensure that all New Yorkers can live fulfilling lives, in good health, with freedom, dignity, and independence, regardless of age. The MPA, overseen by NYSDOH and NYSOFA, will culminate in a document that coordinates policies and programs for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and their caregivers, while also addressing challenges – with the overarching aim of ensuring all New Yorkers can age with dignity and independence.

The MPA involves the collective effort of over 350 public and private stakeholders, including representatives from over 20 government agencies serving on the MPA Council, an MPA Stakeholder Advisory Committee, and experts from a variety of disciplines who are now serving on various MPA subcommittees.

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