More than ever, the Housing Authority has been focusing its efforts on the senior population, realizing we are in the midst of unprecedented growth in the U.S. population aged 65 and older. In 2011, in communities across the country, the leading edge of the Baby Boom generation reached age 65. By 2030, more than 70 million Americans—twice the number in 2000—will be 65 and older. At that time, older adults will comprise nearly one in five Americans. At the same time, spending for aging supports and services is shrinking—precisely at the time it is needed most.
Bringing supportive services to our affordable senior housing communities is a cost-effective strategy for helping low-income seniors age in place even as they struggle with frailty, disability and chronic illness. Some services offered to seniors include:
- Case Management
- Wellness Programs
- Meal/Lunch Programs