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Orange County Master Aging Plan (MAP)

The 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.


2012-2017 Orange County MAP

Orange County Senior Housing Expo

Music in My Mind Orange County Transportation

SHARP Awards

(Awards for Direct Care Workers)

Tiny Houses




MAP: 2012-2017 Goals, Objectives, and Strategies

MAP Toolkit


MAP Year 1 Implementation Plan

MAP Year 1 Implementation Plan Status


MAP Year 2 Implementation Plan

MAP Year 2 Implementation Plan Status


MAP Year 3 Implementation Plan


Click here to access our archive of the 2007-2011 Master Aging Plan


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2014 Senior Housing Expo, Seymour Center, NC, photo collage banner

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:

Continue to check back for updated information and resources.

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Photo collage of tiny house by Teal and Gerry Brown, founders of Wishbone Tiny Homes in Asheville, NC.

On 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.

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Download the presentation below:


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