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Baby Boomers: Learn About Labor, Economy, Healthcare At Stamford Breakfast

Julia Evans Starr
Julia Evans Starr Photo Credit: Contributed
Lindsay Goldman
Lindsay Goldman Photo Credit: contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. --  The second annual Silversource Autumn Breakfast will be held on Thursday at the Italian Center of Stamford. Limited seats are still available for the event.

The event will focus on how communities can become more livable, as individuals plan for the baby boomer transition into older adulthood.

The featured speakers will be Lindsay Goldman, deputy director of Healthy Aging, New York Academy of Medicine and project director, Age-Friendly NYC; and Julia Evans Starr, former executive director of Connecticut’s Legislative Commission on Aging.

Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.SilverSource.org or by calling (203) 324-6584.

Between 2010 and 2040 the over-65 population is expected to grow by 57 percent in Connecticut, as projected by the Connecticut Data Collaborative and Connecticut Legislative Commission on Aging.

Baby Boomers began turning age 65 in 2011, and all of them will be this age or older in 2030. The impact of this phenomenon will have ripple effects on the labor force, the economy, charitable donations, healthcare and much more, according to a release from SilverSource.

Moreover, an increased dependency upon government and family assistance is expected, the release said.

Attendees will learn the challenges facing their communities as well as innovative solutions.

The event will be from 7 - 9:30 a.m.

Registration and networking will begin at 7 a.m., followed by a seated breakfast; speakers and Q&A will start at 7:30 a.m.

The first annual SilverSource Awards, recognizing those making a significant difference in the lives of older adults, and key findings from the SilverSource “Voice of the Community Survey” will also be presented.

SilverSource, formerly known as Senior Services of Stamford, was founded in 1908. It is an independent, 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that provides information, financial support and other services that positively improve the quality of life for people over age 60 while serving as a resource center and referral source for older adults and their families.

For more information about SilverSource, visit www.silversource.org or call (203) 324-6584.

The Italian Center of Stamford is at 1620 Newfield Ave., Stamford.

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