According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Administration on Aging, the number of people older than 65 is expected to increase to almost 20% of the total population by 2030. Perhaps more surprising is the number of Americans 85 years or older will increase from 4.2 million in 2000 to 6.6 million in 2020.
Faced with the needs of a rapidly aging population that is living longer than ever, many communities and states are giving their citizens an opportunity to have their concerns and their ideas heard. A recent article on aging announced where more and more communities are coming together to talk about issues important to seniors.
If you are concerned about senior issues, we urge you to seek out opportunities in your community to get involved. Together we can make sure seniors live with the resources and dignity they deserve. It all begins with calm discussion and preparation in identifying what your preferences are as you age. Sit down with your family and weigh the realistic options available BEFORE circumstances force you or your loved ones to make an urgent decision in a direction you would rather avoid if possible by planning NOW. The True Freedom Premier Plans from American Senior Services Inc. can help you make that important decision a very easy one that can reflect the best interests of you and your family.