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A Look at the Age Wave in Chesterfield County
The July issue of Chesterfield Monthly magazine takes a thoughtful look at how the Age Wave will affect Chesterfield County. You can read the story here:
So far, there aren't many answers to the question of how the county will prepare for the increased transportation needs and other critical needs of adults over age 65. As James A. Rothrock, interim commissioner of the Virginia Department for the Aging, said: "We do a great job planning and building elementary schools. ... We do not do nearly as well planning for our senior centers, our transportation needs, our services for older Viginians.
The number of older adults in Chesterfield will increase by 280 percent by 2030, according to projections included in The Greater Richmond Regional Plan for Age Wave Readiness. The plan, which was created as a result of a community partnership led by United Way and Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging, recommends strategies for making our region vibrant, safe and prosperous for all ages.
All businesses, local governments, schools, nonprofit agencies, faith-based organizations and neighborhood groups are invited to read The Plan, include its principles in their own strategic planning, and let United Way know if they are going to implement parts of the plan.