Intersecting Equity, Health, Housing, and Workforce with Aging: New Philanthropic Opportunities

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July 15, 2021

California faces a profound demographic shift, with the older adult population expected to increase by at least 40 percent by 2030. This demographic shift will touch families and communities alike, with a ripple effect on health, housing, the workforce, and the economy. In response, Governor Newsom released the first Master Plan for Aging (Master Plan), providing a roadmap for system-wide change to prepare California for this momentous demographic imperative.

The importance of philanthropy in developing public-private partnerships to address today’s looming cross-sector challenges has never been greater. This webinar, hosted by the Governor’s Office, the California Department of Aging, and Philanthropy California, focuses on today’s pressing policy issues—all with an aging lens. Hear from philanthropic leaders whose efforts to address society’s most complex issues bring a myriad of opportunities to impact the state’s aging trajectory. Aging is a natural process and, with time, each of us will need the utmost care and support to navigate the journey. West Health’s CEO Shelley Lyford moderates a panel centered around equity, health, housing and the workforce.


  • Richard Tate, Executive Vice President, The California Wellness Foundation
  • Sandra Hernandez, President & CEO, California Health Care Foundation
  • Janet Y. Spears, CEO, Metta Fund
  • Moderator: Shelley Lyford, President and CEO, Gary and Mary West Foundation

Watch recording of the event here


Shelley Lyford
CEO, Chair & Trustee, Gary and Mary West Foundation
CEO & Chair, West Health Institute