Aging is an issue for all ages. With the first wave of 77 million
American Baby Boomers turning 65 in 2011, the “silver surge” is
impacting our community in many ways. While some older adults are frail
and live in poverty, many are not. As a group, seniors today represent the largest, healthiest, best educated
and most vigorous group of older adults in history, and the size of
that group is growing.
Connecticut is the seventh oldest state in the nation. By 2030, the senior population is projected to grow by more than 60%, far exceeding the rate of growth for the general populationi.
According to a survey sponsored by AARP, three-quarters of adults 50
and older want to remain in their current residence as long as
possible. Communities that foster health and independence can support this desire to “age in place.” For older people to
live well and age successfully, they must be able to remain mobile at
home and in the community.
Learn More: read
the complete Issue Brief
i CT Commission on Aging