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Human Services Department

Adult and Aging Division

Master Plan for Aging

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The Local Master Plan for Aging (MPA) is an initiative to create a Sonoma County plan to promote healthy aging throughout the lifespan. The local MPA will be aligned with the California Master Plan for Aging—the state’s blueprint to prepare for the demographic changes underway and continue its leadership in aging, disability and equity. More about the CA MPA can be found here.

Twenty one community members representing sectors in housing, healthcare, wellness, caregiving and economic security make up a steering committee who will help develop a local plan.  Sixteen individuals were selected through a formal application and review process. In addition, each Supervisor from the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors appointed one person from their respective District who also serves on the Area Agency on Aging’s (AAA) Advisory Committee.

The 21-member Local MPA Steering Committee includes the following individuals:

David Anderson

Rick Baum

Trayce Beards

Christie Brandmeyer

Wynnelena C. Canio

Cathryn Couch

Drake Cunningham

Jenny Helman

Susan Idell

Terry Kelley

Erick Larson

Rena N. Morabe

Bonnie Petty

Joshua Rymer

Cynthia Scarborough

Deanna Shaat

Ranjana Shardha

Michael Tinoco

Jim Wallen

Interested in contributing to the Local MPA?

We invite county residents to participate in Local MPA development. We plan to conduct surveys and/or focus groups over the next year. Please click here to add your name to the list.

In addition, we encourage you to consider applying for the AAA Advisory Council. The Council advises the Board of Supervisors on issues and concerns impacting older adults and people with disabilities in Sonoma County. Learn more about the Advisory Council and how to apply here.

How can I learn more?

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