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Coming of Age in Aging America - See Video
By 2030, more than one quarter of a million people in the Greater Richmond region will be ages 60 and older. For the first time in the history of our region, those older adults will outnumber school-age children. As Baby Boomers continue to age – those born between 1946 and 1964 -- we will experience increasing demands for supportive services, health care choices, and lifestyle options that promote independence and safety.
This newly released four minute video, produced by Vital Pictures, Coming of Age in Aging America, explores our world’s rapidly changing demographic landscape by helping us reimagine the course of our lifespan, aging and communities in which we live. The video is both an informative and thought-provoking portrayal of where we are headed.
This past May the Richmond region released the first and only comprehensive, community-wide plan, The Greater Richmond Regional Plan for Age Wave Readiness, preparing for the changing needs and new opportunities that come with this demographic shift known as the Age Wave. The planning effort is a partnership and coalition of key stakeholders that represent: government, nonprofit, business, academic and philanthropic community and has been led by the initial managing partners of Senior Connections, The Capital Area on Aging on Aging, and United Way of Greater Richmond.