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Seniors. If not NOW… WHEN???. The Future We Face Right Now. Expected increase in the number of Californians age 65 or older by 2020: 71% (Source: The California Budget Project). Such a pretty picture. Half of all senior Americans suffer from arthritis,

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seniors

Seniors

If not NOW…

WHEN???

the future we face right now
The Future We Face Right Now
  • Expected increase in the number of Californians age 65 or older by 2020:

71%

(Source: The California Budget Project)

such a pretty picture
Such a pretty picture
  • Half of all senior Americans suffer from arthritis,
  • one-third have hypertension and
  • a third have heart disease. (AARP)
    • 47% of people over 60 are going to have Alzheimer\'s at some point in their lives Forty-seven percent of 76 million people is a lot of people to put in a lockdown facility because they have Alzheimer\'s." (Dr. Carol Baker, deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of Aging. )
it just gets more complicated
It just gets more complicated

California may find itself in the unenviable position of providing services to a population that is concentrated at both ends of the age spectrum, both youth and the elderly

  • experiencing twice as many births as deaths (20 million versus 8 million)
  • Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division andHousing and Household Economic Statistics Division
add on the multiple generations and segments
Add on the Multiple Generations and Segments
  • Haves and the Have Nots
  • Depression Era
  • The Boomer Rock
  • Health and Health Conditions
what are the alternatives
Retain Senior Centers and Services Exactly As They Are Now

Eliminate All References to Seniors in all forms of programs and services

Close Centers and Take to the Streets

The Golden Girls

Leisure Counseling

It is just the tip of the iceberg and recreation is going to be at the top!

??What are the alternatives??
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