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Meeting The Needs Of An Aging Population

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Are we prepared to meet the needs of the increasing U.S. population of adults 65 and over?

According to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people in the United States age 65 and over increased from 35 million in 2000 to 49.2 million in 2016. By the year 2050, people over the age of 60 are expected to account for 25-percent or more of the U.S. population.

Joining us to discuss how to meet the needs of this aging population are Scripps Gerontology CenterExecutive Director and Miami University Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology & Gerontology, Dr. Suzanne Kunkel; Miami UniversityDepartment of Sociology & GerontologyAdjunct Associate Professor and Director of Research, Dr. Jane Karnes Straker; Director of the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project at the Scripps Gerontology Center and Miami University Department of Sociology & Gerontology Professor, Dr. Robert Applebaum; and Executive Director of The Knolls of Oxford, Ross Farnsworth.

For information on classes and programs designed for individuals 50 and older, visit theInstitute for Learning in Retirement at Miami University or the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).