The landscape of California’s demographic is quickly changing. With the baby boomer generation extending life expectancy to 81 years, a steady increase in the senior citizen population has taken course. And with this growth, the needs of our society will begin to shift. Check out some key components taken from the Fresno Bee article, “Aging in California: Who will support our seniors?”
“Studies are clear: The aging of the population will bring about a nationwide wave of lifestyle changes, shifts in real estate prices, huge pension payments for the elderly, increases in the cost of health care and heavy caregiving demands on a smaller number of younger family members…
By 2030, according to the latest projections from the state Department of Finance, the state will have about three working-age adults per senior citizen. Looked at another way: The number of older adults in California is projected to increase by 96 percent over the next two decades, while the number of working-age adults will increase by only 9 percent.“
While the state may have its ways to support our senior community, we can assure you that Peninsula Volunteers will also be there every step of the way. Our programs at Little House and Rosener House help to strengthen our members both physically and mentally. Our Meals on Wheels program also assures that our homebound seniors receive nutritious and fresh meals everyday. Be sure to check out our daily activities and menus through out the website and find out how we can help support your needs!