Readying Our Communities for the Next Generation of Retirees
Baby Boomers are turning age 65 at the rate of 500 people every month here in our Eastern Jackson County Community.
In 2020 persons over age 65 will be 20% of our population, up from 12% in 2013. Does this present a challenge or an opportunity? We believe yes and yes. Your Community Foundation is leading an initiative to enable our community to work together to respond to both the challenges and the opportunities of this age wave.
Our Community for all Ages Coalition has more than 70 members from all sectors of our community: businesses, Chambers of Commerce, City Government, the Faith Community, Health Care, Nonprofits, Developers.
This year the Community Foundation was awarded a MARC Regional Leadership Award for our work with the Community For All Ages Coalition. Watch the video below for a look at the impact the Coalition has had on our region.
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