COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Few communities have started to think long term about how to plan and redesign services for aging Baby Boomers as they move out of the workforce and into retirement.
Even more troubling, dwindling budgets in a tight economy have pushed communities to cut spending on delivering meals to the homebound and shuttling folks who can no longer drive to grocery stores and doctor's offices.
These cuts, advocates for older Americans say, are coming when the services are needed more than ever. And those needs will grow tremendously over the next two decades.
The nation's population of those 65 and older will double between 2000 and 2030, according to the federal Administration on Aging. . . .For the rest of this article, click here. The article highlights the needs of the aging for more accessible transportation and independent housing.
The good news is that the "Reston for a Lifetime" initiative of local seniors and organizations working with Supervisor Cathy Hudgins' office is one place where these issues are being worked and solutions developed for Reston. This article certainly highlights the need.