more news

Orange County Master Aging Plan (MAP)

Request email notification when page changes Email me page updates

OCDOA Logo_color_MasterAgingPlanThe Master Aging Plan (MAP) is a five year plan that provides comprehensive and coordinated delivery of community services and supports that foster lifelong community engagement and wellbeing to older adults in Orange County. The Department on Aging created its first MAP in 2002 and each new MAP continues to evolve to meet the needs, expectations, and contributions of a growing aging population.

There are a number of exciting new initiatives that are coming out of the 2012-17 Master Aging Plan: Transportion, Music in My Mind Orange County, and the most recent initiative, the Orange County Senior Housing Expo. Read about these initives at the links below, and watch for information about other intiatives coming soon.

This page is intended to make our tools, reports, and initiatives publicly available to assist other counties in the development of a Master Aging Plan and to inform the public about the "endless possibilities" in Orange County. Browse the links below for more information.

2017-22 Master Aging Plan (MAP) 

If you are 55 or older, and love the outdoors, we would love your input about Orange County's outdoor spaces. Please take a brief, anonymous survey and tell us what you think! MAP Outdoor Spaces Survey

2012-2017 Orange County MAP

Music in My Mind Orange County                                                             

Orange County Senior Housing Expos

SHARP Awards 
(Awards for Direct Care Workers)


Project EngAGE

Tiny Houses


2017-2022 MAP Toolkit 

(Note: the 2017-2022 MAP Toolkit section is under construction. Please check back soon for access to all of the documents in the MAP Leadership Team and MAP Work Group Process categories.)

  1. Orange County’s 2017-2022 Master Aging Plan

  2. Map Toolkit Content Overview

  3. Development Process Overview

  4. Needs Assessment Overview
a. Focus Groups
c. Community Meeting Overview
       i. Publicity & Planning

iii. Small Group Discussion
  5. Map Leadership Team

  6. MAP Steering Committee Overview
            a. Meeting 1
                  i. Agenda

b. Meeting 2
      i. Agenda
      ii. Presentation
      iii. Table Discussions
      iv. Notes Template
      v. Organizational Commitments

c. Meeting 3
      i. Agenda
      ii. Progress Report

d. Meeting 4
      i. Agenda

  7. MAP Work Group Process
            a. Overview
            b. Document Center

  8. Public Comment Meetings Overview
            a. Poster
            b. Template

  9. Implementation Overview
            a. Example Commitment Letter 

 [ back to top ]


Senior Housing Expo
Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Orange County Department on Aging hosted its first Senior Housing Expo on Saturday, October 25, 2014.  The expo was created to educate and inspire local seniors about innovative housing alternatives that are available in the county and those that are in progress.  Intentional communities, universal design, smart technologies, tiny houses, and co-housing models were just a few of the ideas presented.

Browse the links below to learn about the Senior Housing Expo and the Orange County senior-housing movement:

Senior Housing Expo II - Housing Innovations in Our Midst

Neighborhood - CopySaturday, May 20, 2017

back to top ]


Tiny House Event CollageOn Wednesday, March 25, 2015, the Department on Aging continued the Aging in Community series with a presentation on "Tiny Houses" by father-son team Teal and Gerry Brown, the creators of Wishbone Tiny Homes in Asheville, NC.

Download the presentation and Regulatory Information below:

Teal and Gerry Brown: 
Wishbone Tiny Homes

Regulatory Information about Zoning and Building Code Regulations

 [back to top ]