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The “Age Wave”
How prepared are our communities?
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
July 24, 2014
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Facilitators:
• Liz Lexau, UW-Extension Family Living
Educator
• Tim Kane, UW-Extension Community
Development Educator
• C...
Aging in Place
• Americans want to age
in place.
• Communities
will have to
adapt.
How prepared are our communities for
the impacts of a rapidly aging population?
10,000 Americans
are turning 65 every
day…...
2005 National Survey of
10,000 Communities
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)
and the MetLife Foundation...
Finding:
Fewer than 46% of
communities have
begun to assess their
“aging-readiness”
and prepare for the
impacts of an agin...
2010 Follow-Up Survey
Reported that…
“only limited progress
in advancing the goal of
preparing for an aging
population.
Ma...
Questions to Guide Discussion:
1. What are some indicators of population aging?
2. What are some of the impacts of populat...
Measures of Aging
What are some ways
of measuring the aging
of individuals?
What are some ways of
measuring the aging of
e...
Measures/Indicators of Population
Aging
• Life expectancy
• Number of persons age
65+
• Percent of persons age 65+
• Media...
Population Aging in the United States
Increase in Number and Percentage
Percentage of Americans Age 65
Expected to Survive to Age 90
Growth of U.S. Centenarians
Aging of the
Baby Boomers…
• Baby boomers started
turning 65 in January 2011.
Approximately 10,000 of them turn 65 every d...
Population Aging in Wisconsin
Increasing Life Expectancy
Wisconsin Projections
Increasing Proportion of Persons Age 65+
in Wisconsin
2010 (13.7%) to 2040 (23.7%)
Percent of Population Age 65+
State Rankings (2010 Census)
Ranked 1st 17.3% Ranked 22nd 13.7%
Iron (51.0)
Vilas (50.7)
Florence (49.9)
Door (49.4)
Bayfield (49.4)
Adams (49.2)
Burnett (49.1)
Price (48.3)
Oneida (48.0...
Projections for Oldest Counties
Median age
in 2010
# persons age
65+ in 2010
% persons age
65+ in 2010
Projected % in
2035...
Percentage of Persons Age 65+ by County:
Changes Between 2010 and 2035
Wisconsin’s Age Wave
What Impacts Will Population Aging Have
on Wisconsin Communities?
Areas of Community Life
Impacted by Population Aging
1. Housing
2. Transportation, accessibility, and parking
3. Sidewalks...
Packet Handout:
Activity – Identifying Impacts
Group Reports:
1. Housing
2. Transportation, accessibility, and parking
3. Sidewalks & Pedestrian Crossings
4. Community a...
Creating Aging-Friendly Communities
• What are the key attributes or characteristics of
aging-friendly communities”
• How ...
Qualities of Aging-Friendly Communities
Qualities or Attributes of an Aging-
Friendly Community
• Inclusive
• Sustainable
• Healthy
• Accessible
• Interdependent
...
1. Assemble a team of public and private
leaders/stake holders in the community;
provide education to increase awareness o...
Assessment Tool #1:
Appendix B of “Blueprint for Action”
Assessment Tool #2:
Community “Report Card”
Assessment Tool #3: Checklist of essential
features of age-friendly cities
Assessment Tool #4: Cooperative
Extension Survey
Survey Focuses on 13 Areas
1. Housing
2. Transportation, accessibility, and parking
3. Sidewalks and Pedestrian Crossings
...
Survey Response Options
After reading a list of aging-friendly attributes for each
area, the respondent indicates how many...
Resources
(updated in 2013)
• Websites
• Reports
• Books
• Journal articles
• Agencies and
organizations
UW Extension FYI Blog:
http://fyi.uwex.edu/agingfriendlycommunities/
Those communities
that design for
livability empower
their residents to
remain independent
and engaged, and
offer a better...
?Questions We All Need to Ask?
• Is your community a good place
to grow up and grow old?
• Will your community meet your
n...
Be a catalyst for action!
Are you willing to take the risk?
Questions
Ppt black 2014 july 24 age-wave_creating aging-friendly communities workshop_ bayfield and ashland counties wi
Ppt black 2014 july 24 age-wave_creating aging-friendly communities workshop_ bayfield and ashland counties wi
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Age-Wave/Aging-Friendly Communities Workshop - Bayfield County, July 24 2014 (Clifton E. Barber, UW-Madison and UW Extension Family Living Programs)

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  1. 1. ? The “Age Wave” How prepared are our communities? Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center July 24, 2014 ?
  2. 2. Facilitators: • Liz Lexau, UW-Extension Family Living Educator • Tim Kane, UW-Extension Community Development Educator • Carrie Linder, Bayfield County Aging & Disability Services Manager • Clif Barber, University of Wisconsin- Madison/UW Extension Family Living Programs
  3. 3. Aging in Place • Americans want to age in place. • Communities will have to adapt.
  4. 4. How prepared are our communities for the impacts of a rapidly aging population? 10,000 Americans are turning 65 every day…a trend that will continue for the next 20 years! Nation’s Aging Population Booms
  5. 5. 2005 National Survey of 10,000 Communities National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) and the MetLife Foundation What percentage of communities in the United States have started to plan for the impacts of population aging?
  6. 6. Finding: Fewer than 46% of communities have begun to assess their “aging-readiness” and prepare for the impacts of an aging population.
  7. 7. 2010 Follow-Up Survey Reported that… “only limited progress in advancing the goal of preparing for an aging population. Many communities are struggling just to maintain the status quo.”
  8. 8. Questions to Guide Discussion: 1. What are some indicators of population aging? 2. What are some of the impacts of population aging on our communities? 3. What are the key attributes or characteristics of “aging-friendly” communities? 4. What steps can a community take to become more aging-friendly? What survey instruments can be used for an initial assessment? 5. What resources are available for communities?
  9. 9. Measures of Aging What are some ways of measuring the aging of individuals? What are some ways of measuring the aging of entire populations? Individuals Entire Populations
  10. 10. Measures/Indicators of Population Aging • Life expectancy • Number of persons age 65+ • Percent of persons age 65+ • Median age
  11. 11. Population Aging in the United States
  12. 12. Increase in Number and Percentage
  13. 13. Percentage of Americans Age 65 Expected to Survive to Age 90
  14. 14. Growth of U.S. Centenarians
  15. 15. Aging of the Baby Boomers… • Baby boomers started turning 65 in January 2011. Approximately 10,000 of them turn 65 every day — and this will continue for the next 20 years! • 2030: 65+ projected to be 72 million people (20% of population.) • 2050: 65+ projected to be 80 to 90 million people and those age 85+ close to 21 million
  16. 16. Population Aging in Wisconsin
  17. 17. Increasing Life Expectancy
  18. 18. Wisconsin Projections
  19. 19. Increasing Proportion of Persons Age 65+ in Wisconsin 2010 (13.7%) to 2040 (23.7%)
  20. 20. Percent of Population Age 65+ State Rankings (2010 Census) Ranked 1st 17.3% Ranked 22nd 13.7%
  21. 21. Iron (51.0) Vilas (50.7) Florence (49.9) Door (49.4) Bayfield (49.4) Adams (49.2) Burnett (49.1) Price (48.3) Oneida (48.0) Washburn (47.7) Population Aging in Wisconsin’s Counties Median Age by County (2010 Census) Median age for WI: 38.5 Ten “Oldest” Counties in Wisconsin:See Packet Handout
  22. 22. Projections for Oldest Counties Median age in 2010 # persons age 65+ in 2010 % persons age 65+ in 2010 Projected % in 2035 Iron 51 1,502 25.4% 35.9% Vilas 50.7 5,556 25.9% 36.8% Florence 49.9 931 21.0% 35.4% Door 49.4 6,245 22.5% 36.9% Bayfield 49.4 3,112 20.7% 41.6% Adams 49.2 4,899 23.5% 39.6% Burnett 49.1 3,569 23.1% 32.1% Price 48.3 2,968 21.0% 37.2% Oneida 48 7,800 21.7% 32.1% Washburn 47.7 3,380 21.2% 32.8% Ashland 40.3 2,567 15.9% 29.4%
  23. 23. Percentage of Persons Age 65+ by County: Changes Between 2010 and 2035 Wisconsin’s Age Wave
  24. 24. What Impacts Will Population Aging Have on Wisconsin Communities?
  25. 25. Areas of Community Life Impacted by Population Aging 1. Housing 2. Transportation, accessibility, and parking 3. Sidewalks & Pedestrian Crossings 4. Community and Health Care Resources 5. Family caregiving 6. Nutrition and Wellness 7. Arts, Culture, and Lifelong Learning 8. Employment and Workforce development 9. Public safety and emergency planning 10. Respect and Social Inclusion 11. Community Connectedness: Civic Engagement and Volunteer Opportunities 12. Taxation, Finance, Protection Against Fraud 13. Community Leadership and Intergenerational Collaboration
  26. 26. Packet Handout: Activity – Identifying Impacts
  27. 27. Group Reports: 1. Housing 2. Transportation, accessibility, and parking 3. Sidewalks & Pedestrian Crossings 4. Community and Health Care Resources 5. Family caregiving 6. Nutrition and Wellness 7. Arts, Culture, and Lifelong Learning 8. Employment and Workforce development 9. Public safety and emergency planning 10. Respect and Social Inclusion 11. Community Connectedness: Civic Engagement and Volunteer Opportunities 12. Taxation, Finance, Protection Against Fraud 13. Community Leadership and Intergenerational Collaboration
  28. 28. Creating Aging-Friendly Communities • What are the key attributes or characteristics of aging-friendly communities” • How can you tell whether a community offers a supportive environment for persons of all ages, including those who are elderly? • How can a community measure or assess the extent to which it is aging-friendly?
  29. 29. Qualities of Aging-Friendly Communities
  30. 30. Qualities or Attributes of an Aging- Friendly Community • Inclusive • Sustainable • Healthy • Accessible • Interdependent • Engaged Source: Thomas, W. H., & Blanchard, J. M. (2009). Moving beyond Place: Aging in community. Generations, 33(2), 12-17.
  31. 31. 1. Assemble a team of public and private leaders/stake holders in the community; provide education to increase awareness of population aging. 2. Assess the community’s aging-readiness. 3. Take focused-action. 4. Promote Success. 5. Set-a long-term course. 6. Obtain resources. Steps to Becoming More “Aging- Friendly” and “Aging-Ready”
  32. 32. Assessment Tool #1: Appendix B of “Blueprint for Action”
  33. 33. Assessment Tool #2: Community “Report Card”
  34. 34. Assessment Tool #3: Checklist of essential features of age-friendly cities
  35. 35. Assessment Tool #4: Cooperative Extension Survey
  36. 36. Survey Focuses on 13 Areas 1. Housing 2. Transportation, accessibility, and parking 3. Sidewalks and Pedestrian Crossings 4. Community and Health Care Resources 5. Family caregiving 6. Nutrition and Wellness 7. Arts, Culture, and Lifelong Learning 8. Employment and Workforce development 9. Public safety and emergency planning 10. Respect and Social Inclusion 11. Community Connectedness: Civic Engagement and Volunteer Opportunities 12. Taxation, Finance, Protection Against Fraud 13. Community Leadership and Intergenerational Collaboration
  37. 37. Survey Response Options After reading a list of aging-friendly attributes for each area, the respondent indicates how many on in her/his community: 1 = None of them 2 = A few of them 3 = About half of them 4 = Most of them 5 = All of them
  38. 38. Resources (updated in 2013) • Websites • Reports • Books • Journal articles • Agencies and organizations
  39. 39. UW Extension FYI Blog: http://fyi.uwex.edu/agingfriendlycommunities/
  40. 40. Those communities that design for livability empower their residents to remain independent and engaged, and offer a better quality of life. A Call for Action:
  41. 41. ?Questions We All Need to Ask? • Is your community a good place to grow up and grow old? • Will your community meet your needs when you are 65, 75, 85, 95…or even 105? • If not, what can you do now to begin to make your community a friendly and supportive environment for persons of all ages?
  42. 42. Be a catalyst for action! Are you willing to take the risk?
  43. 43. Questions

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