AAI Featured in IJ Article about Empowering Seniors

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May 23, 2016 | Many older adults in Marin hope to age in place while remaining in their homes and communities. With 25 percent of residents in Marin aged 60+ and the cost of living one of the highest in the state, now more than ever, help is needed to address the challenges of aging in Marin.

“It’s a radical act to become an empowered elder in a culture in which for many of us ageism, denial, and our internalized self image often equates age with powerlessness.”

Today, the Marin Independent Journal reported on the many ways various organizations across the county are addressing the needs of seniors.  The article featured Aging Action Initiative as one of the many policies and actions being taken to empower seniors. To read the full article, click here.

“There is a lot of positive forward motion on these issues in Marin for seniors to live well and live better”

Aging Action Initiative (AAI) is a collective effort of over 65 different agencies, grassroots organizations, commission and neighborhood groups, funded by the County of Marin and coordinated by MARINSPACE, collaborating for an age-friendly environment. For more information visit agingactioninitiative.org or connect with us on Facebook.

 

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About Aging in Marin

Why have we created this Website?

Most of us, with a little luck, will grow old. For some it’s an adventure, for others, a challenge — and for most — a bit of both. Today one in four residents of Marin is 60 years or older and by 2030, one in three residents will be a senior. There are many individuals and organization working together to address this changing demographic.\

The Aging in Marin website was created and is maintained by MarinSpace as part of our ongoing effort to increase the collaborative capacity of our community organizations.It is a collection of information about the various collaborative efforts underway throughout Marin to support healthy active living for all older adults.

Why is this important?

The 2013/14 Grand Jury examined Marin County’s ability to provide for its senior citizens, especially those who require support to live safe and healthy lives. A 2013 AARP article looks at the aging of the Baby Boom and the Growing Care Gap, one of the consequences will be that, as our population ages, service demands will rise. The Buck Institute for Research on Aging seeks to enhance lengthen the healthy years of life.



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