Laura Trejo, General Manager of LA’s Department Of Aging, has released a status report on Mayor Garcetti’s age-friendly initiative, Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA) – read it here:

Purposeful Aging Los Angeles, or PALA, is a regional initiative that unites the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, and a variety of public and private stakeholders to prepare the Los Angeles region to meet the needs of an aging population.

During the initiative’s first two years (May 2016 – May 2018), the City, County, and community partners engaged diverse internal and external stakeholders to develop a three-year (2018-2021) “Age-Friendly Action Plan” for the Los Angeles Region. That plan is targeted for submission to Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles City Council and Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

The City and County will next review the draft of that plan, as will the Action Planning Work Group and the PALA Steering Committee.  The status report linked above provides updates on the work done and feedback gathered during the process of developing this Age-Friendly Action Plan. Details are included about results obtained via efforts and events like the recent PALA survey (which had 13,500 responses), stakeholder listening sessions, Livability Domain Working Groups, academic partnerships, the 2nd Annual Older Adult Summit, the Aging Mastery Program, the Dementia Friends Los Angeles program, and the Bringing Our Loved Ones Home Initiative.

Should you have any questions about any of the material covered in this report, please call the LA City Department of Aging at (213) 482-7252.