Age Advantage is a special interest group that will focus on issues and policies relating to an age-friendly San Jose. Inspired by a conversation with a small group of leadership san jose, facilitated by Dr. John Feather, Chief Executive Officer at Grantmakers in Aging, around the subject of an aging citizenry, Age Advantage will function as a hybrid advocacy and direct program provider by promoting other agencies' local programs and opportunities to learn more about Age Friendly San Jose, in addition to offering our own occasional programs that will provide opportunities to engage with issues of aging.
The aforementioned conversation revealed important facts around our aging population: in 2017, ‚Äòseniors‚Äô (defined here as 60+) make up 15% of our county‚Äôs population; by 2030, that proportion will double to 30%.
That‚Äôs a lot of people lining up for the 4:30 matinee.
This shifting demographic is going to have significant, in many ways positive, impact on all aspects of our economy.
On the other hand, seniors who are not financially secure place a demand on social services: they may need subsidized housing, supplemental nutrition and health care, modified transportation and day centers. How a community cares for its seniors says much about its ethical nature.
San Jose was designated by the World Health Organization as an ‚ÄòAge-Friendly City‚Äô and the County of Santa Clara is working toward all 15 cities in the county earning this designation by the coming summer. The public sector is thinking about and planning for the growing tide of seniors, but is the business sector yet focused on this shift?
How will businesses be impacted and what new practices might be put into place? This is an area that this group will work towards solving. Join us.
For more information or to engage in creating an action plan around Age Advantage, please contact Susan Ellenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.