Multisector Plan for Aging

MPA State News and Resource Round Up (April, 2024)

Indiana MPA is Part of AARP Indiana Asks the Candidates

As part of efforts to ensure that voters age 50+ know where candidates stand on a series of aging-related issues, AARP Indiana has released a video series focusing on the top Republican candidates for governor. Along with asking questions related to the candidates’ stances on policies and programs aimed at family caregivers and retirement savings, the series also features a segment on Indiana’s MPA. In the video, the gubernatorial candidates discuss what they will do to ensure that the state develops a fully implemented and supported plan. Watch the full series here.

Maryland Department of Aging Teams Up with the National Center to Reframe Aging as Part of Longevity Ready Maryland 

On April 25, 2024, the Maryland Department of Aging announced a new strategic partnership with the National Center to Reframe Aging that aims to change the way society talks about aging, work to end implicit bias toward older people, and create more age-inclusive communities. The National Center to Reframe Aging will provide guidance in Maryland’s statewide campaign to advance an equitable and complete story about aging and promote proven communication strategies to frame aging issues. Key leaders and staff of the Maryland Department of Aging will participate in educational opportunities and receive resources to consistently apply evidence-based strategies from the National Center. Read the full press release here.

Maryland MPA Featured in Baltimore Sun 

A recent article published in the Baltimore Sun – Living to 100: Making Maryland a ‘Blue Zone‘, explores how Maryland’s MPA is preparing the state for it’s aging population. In the article, Longevity Ready Maryland is described as “setting a precedent in creating a supportive infrastructure for its aging population”. Additionally, the article details how Maryland is positioning itself as a Blue Zone to challenge existing paradigms and offer a hopeful vision of what is possible when a community comes together to reimagine the future of aging. Read the full article here

Nevada 2024 Aging and Disability Services Conference 

From April 16-18, Nevada held it’s 2024 “The Force Awakens: Nevada’s Service Saga” conference, aimed at educating participants about the latest developments and challenges in the aging and disability services
sector in Nevada, foster collaborative networks among state agencies, providers, governments, and consumers, improve service delivery, equity, and inspire innovative solutions for the aging and disability population. The Star Wars-themed event featured a session called All in Good Health: A Multisector Plan – A Galactic Approach to Promoting Healthy Aging and Longevity”, highlighting Nevada’s progress in developing their MPA. 

New MPA-related Blog Posted by Justice in Aging 

Justice in Aging, a national non-profit legal advocacy organization that fights senior poverty, has published a variety of useful resources for how to promote equity in issues affecting older adults. A blog post released in April 2024,Government Plans for Aging Must Consider the Lived Experiences & Identities of All Older Adults, describes how MPAs should focus their outreach and engagement to broad and diverse stakeholders, as well as ensuring that their substantive goals and priorities are centered around equity.

Upcoming Events

Colorado Commission on Aging Workforce Meeting: June 25th 1-3pm MT
Register Here

The Colorado Commission on Aging Workforce Committee, in collaboration with iAging and Aponti Partners, Inc., invites  you to an upcoming meeting about Aging Workforce Challenges and Opportunities, part of Multisector Plans on Aging (MPA) work. The main focus is on “Improving Opportunities for Older Adults to Secure and Retain Work” along with a general update on how the $37 billion ARPA funding is being used to improve the direct care workforce. Through this platform, participants will gain insights into efforts by other states to enhance work opportunities for older adults, exchange ideas on existing gaps, and get a general update on ARPA funding efforts to bolster the direct care workforce. If you want more information, reach out to Karen Brown at

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