STAMFORD, Conn. -- Learn how farsighted communities are preparing for the rise of the over 60 population at the second annual SilverSource Autumn Breakfast in Stamford, entitled "Live-Love-Laugh: Creating Livable Communities."
The SilverSource Autumn Breakfast takes place on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Italian Center of Stamford, located at 1620 Newfield Ave. Tickets are now on sale.
There will be a presentation of the inaugural SilverSource Awards, recognizing those making a significant difference in the lives of older adults, and the presentation of key findings from the SilverSource “Voice of the Community Survey."
Experts Lindsay Goldman, deputy director of healthy aging, NY Academy of Medicine and Project Director for Age-Friendly NYC; and Julia Evans Starr, former executive director of Connecticut’s Legislative Commission on Aging will also detail the challenges facing communities and share innovative solutions.
Registration and networking begins at 7 a.m., followed by a seated breakfast and programming at 7:30 a.m. To order tickets or inquire about sponsorship, visit this link or call 203-324-6584.
“The CT Data Collaborative and CT Legislative Commission on Aging projects that between 2010 and 2040 the over 65 population will grow by 57 percent in Connecticut,” said Kathleen Bordelon, executive director of SilverSource Inc. “Local government must prepare for the shift by understanding the needs of this population, recognizing infrastructure impacts, and taking steps to put accommodations in place so that our region is a place where people will want to continue to live as they age.”
According to the U.S. Census, the population of people age 65 and over is projected to be 98 million in 2060, more than double that population in 2014. Baby boomers began turning 65 in 2011, and will all be at least that age in 2030. Research says the vast majority of older adults want to age where they currently live so local communities must determine how to make that work. Individuals, organizations, business and community groups are currently taking an active role in the lives of older adults and making the region a place to live and retire.