Saturday, February 26, 2011

IT’S NOT “THEM” IT’S “US” – THE COMING AGE TSUNAMI!

There was a great, PBS special report called “Real Housewives of Roseville: A Blueprint America Special Report”, as part of their popular Need to Know series. This was reported on by the Seniors For Living web site.

This report highlighted the issues faced by a quiet Northern town, which is just one of many across the country who are as yet unprepared for the “age tsunami”.
According to the report, 1 in 5 suburbanites will be a senior by 2030, just 19 years from now. Schoolchildren are soon to be outnumbered by this elder population, and without major changes to transportation, housing, and infrastructure, many of these 65+ers may find themselves trapped in the suburbs.

With more people moving to/settling in the suburbs, fewer families having children, and federal/state/local funding streams drying up, we truly have a crisis on our hands, considering the massive numbers of folks needing services in the immediate future, not to mention the increasing complexity of care required by these older adults (i.e. Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, disability, etc.).

This underscores the need for services like My Buddy Check to help senior and their families deal with this coming current “age tsunami”.

You can find the video link on Seniors For Living and PBS web sites:

Seniors For Living
PBS

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