In just a few short years, one in four Arizonans will be over the age of 60. In preparation for this significant demographic shift, Executive Order 2004-07 was issued nearly a decade ago. Called Aging 2020, it required fourteen state agencies to develop and implement plans to address the aging of Arizona's population.
The agencies drafted their plans and between November 2004 and March 2005, the Governor's Office conducted 40 public forums across the state to gather input from Arizona citizens regarding the plans. After incorporating that input, the plans were finalized into the Aging 2020 plan. Click here to view the original plan.
Approved by the Governor, the state agencies continue to work on implementation of their plans. The Aging 2020 initiative is designed to be a strategic planning process, whereby the plan is integrated into broader agency efforts and updated on a continual basis.
2012 Updates can be found below. Updates from previous years can be found here: 2011, 2009-2010, 2008, 2007, 2006.
The Aging 2020 Plan is continuously evaluated and objectives and strategies modified to better represent the current work all agencies are doing for Arizonaís aging population. Modifications to the Aging 2020 plan are reflected in the 2012 updates.