New York State's Master Plan for Aging

New York State's Master Plan for Aging


Under the leadership of Governor Kathy Hochul, New York State has embarked on a State Master Plan for Aging (MPA). The MPA is designed to ensure that older adults and individuals of all ages can live healthy, fulfilling lives while aging with dignity and independence.

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) are coordinating the MPA, building on decades of work and partnerships with state agencies, local governments and stakeholders.

First announced in Governor Hochul’s State of the State Address and Fiscal Year 2023 State Budget, the MPA process was further directed by Executive Order No. 23, which Governor Hochul signed on November 4, 2022.

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All New Yorkers deserve to age in their community with dignity and independence.

Governor Kathy Hochul

Why a Master Plan for Aging?

New York ranks fourth in the nation in the number of individuals aged 60 and over, at 4.6 million. By 2030, this population is expected to reach 5.3 million. This population brings enormous economic, social and cultural value to their communities.

$13.8 billion

Economic Value of Older Adults' Volunteerism

64% of Older Adults

Own homes & have no mortgage

64 average age

of New York's 4.1 million caregivers

Master Plan for Aging Governing Structure

Master Plan for Aging Council
The Master Plan for Aging Council is comprised of leaders from agencies across state government to address the needs of aging New Yorkers across all state programs and policies.
Stakeholder Advisory Committee and Public Input
The Stakeholder Advisory Committee will ensure that leading experts and the public at large have strong input into the Master Plan for Aging and help establish guidelines for age-friendly policies.
Association Resource Committee
The Association Resource Committee will enable state associations to bring statewide and regional issues to the Master Plan for Aging process.

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