City for All Ages: Land Use Planning and Our Aging Population
Santa Clara County Housing Action Coalition
Friday, January 8th, 2010 from 11:00 1pm at the Santa Clara Library located 2635 Homestead Road in the Cedar Room.
Imagine a community in which more than 1 out of 4 adults is over the age of 65, and where almost 1 out of 5 adults is over 70* -- with many of them being non-drivers.
You aren't imagining a retirement community in the Arizona desert -- you are imagining what demographers say Santa Clara County will be evolving into over the next twenty years as the Baby Boom Generation ages. *(By comparison, only 1 out of 10 Santa Clara County residents is currently over age 70.)
Is your city prepared for this rapidly approaching "senior tsunami"?
How "senior-friendly" is your city as a place for non-driving seniors to live? What percentage of the homes in your city are within walking distance of a supermarket?
Learn what San Jose needs to do to prepare for this dramatic demographic change by attending the next meeting of the Santa Clara County Housing Action Coalition. We will be hearing a presentation titled "Cities for All Ages: Land Use Planning and Our Aging Population" on Friday, January 8th from 11:00 1pm at the Santa Clara Library located 2635 Homestead Road in the Cedar Room.
Don Weden, a retired long-range planner with Santa Clara County will be our guest speaker at January's Santa Clara County Housing Action Coalition meeting. Since his retirement, Don has been a community advisor and educator. His "Winds of Change" presentation has challenged community members to proactively plan for the upcoming global, social, and economic changes and challenges.