Home Sweet Home: Aging in Place

5:30 PM 8:00 PM
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
22
May

Home Sweet Home: Aging in Place

5:30 PM 8:00 PM
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

There are now more people over age 65 than at any other time in American history.  Baby boomers began turning 65 in January 2011 at the rate of 10,000 per day. This “aging” will continue at the rate of 10,000 every day for the next 20 years.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines aging in place as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.”  Ninety percent of adults over the age of 65 report that they would prefer to stay in their current residence as they age.  Join us as we explore the issues older adults and their families face as they age in place.

Panelists

Martina Bowden
Chair and Kansas City Representative
Silver-Haired Legislature
Mid-America Regional Council

 

David J. Ekerdt, PhD
Professor of Sociology and Gerontology
University of Kansas

 

Kathy Greenlee, JD
Vice President of Aging and Health Policy
Center for Practical Bioethics

 

Tina Uridge
Executive Director
Clay County Senior Services

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