California’s Aging Population
The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series
About the Program
California is facing a period of rapid growth in its senior population, and the need for at–home assistance or nursing home care will rise significantly. The policy implications of these changes will be wide–reaching—from increased demands on the health and human services budget to new pressures on workforce training, particularly in California’s community colleges.
PPIC research fellow Laurel Beck will provide an overview of these changes and challenges, and a panel of experts will discuss the future of aging in the Golden State.
Please register in advance. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. Lunch will be provided.
11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch available
12:05 p.m. Welcome
David Lesher, director of government affairs, PPIC
12:10 p.m. Presentation
Laurel Beck, research fellow, PPIC
12:20 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: David Lesher
Cheryl Brown, member, California State Assembly, and chair, Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care
Karen Keeslar, executive director, California Association of Public Authorities for In-Home Supportive Services
Barbara O’Connor, boardmember, AARP