Thursday, June 24, 2021
“The New Majority: Aging in a New Generation”
Janice Dzigiel, Executive Director, Senior Transportation Connection
Mary Lipovan, Director of Public Health & Transitional Care, Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging
Mary McNamara, Director of Aging, Cleveland Department of Aging
Marlene Robinson-Statler, Executive Officer, Division of Senior & Adult Services
Workshop description – Projections indicate that by 2030, older adults over the age of 65 will outnumber children and teens under the age 20, representing a “new majority.” This panel discussion will focus on health and wellness, housing, access, and public benefits that impact the older adult population in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. Presentation includes overview of programs and services; what is “age friendly,” and what public policy changes might be considered to meet future needs of the emerging population of “majority” seniors.