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Webinar: Impacts and Opportunities of an Aging Population (CM | 1.5)
February 11, 2011 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The “Impacts and Opportunities of an Aging Population” webinar will explore the new world that is being created by the seismic demographic shift that begins on January 1, 2011 when the first of the Baby Boomer generation celebrates their 65th birthday. Over the next 20 years (2030) the older adult population will double to 71 million and, by 2050, the population of our seniors will be equal to that of our youth (109,090,000 vs 109,147,000). The sheer number of people growing older will create more demand for walkable neighborhoods and mixed used developments that place businesses and services used by an older population in close proximity to residential neighborhoods. Communities that have also incorporated universal design standards into their overall planning and building codes will also be in a better position to enable their residents to “age in place” in naturally occurring retirement communities – thereby reducing the demand for high-cost institutional care. The impact and opportunities of an aging population goes beyond traditional city planning and extends into public policy and strategic planning. An increasingly frail population can impact the usage of traditional government services such as 9-1-1 emergency services, can increase local prison costs and can increase the Medicaid match that local governments are responsible. Although there are significant challenges that communities face with an increasingly older population base, there are tremendous opportunities a retirement population brings including a strong core of volunteers, a population that discretionary income and a population with a desire to contribute.
This webcast is sponsored by the Florida Chapter.
Register Online: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/610107874
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