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1 The Greater Richmond Regional Plan for Age Wave Readiness Blueprint for Livable Communities Advisory Group May 17, 2013

2 Dr. Thelma Bland Watson Executive Director Dr. E. Ayn Welleford Chair & Associate Professor

3 AgingAmerica.wmv Coming of Age in America 4 Minute Video

4 Today’s Goal: Explore development of Greater Richmond Regional Plan for Age Wave Readiness and consider partnerships & opportunities to advance our work Define Age Wave Network Unwrap Regional Plan Share Investment Opportunities Questions & Some Answers

5 By 2030, the proportion of the U.S. population aged 65 and older will double to about 71 million older adults, or one in every five Americans. By 2030, the proportion of the U.S. population aged 65 and older will double to about 71 million older adults, or one in every five Americans. Healthy Aging for Older Adults We Are An Aging Nation

6 Age Wave in The Commonwealth Age Wave in The Commonwealth Regional Initiatives Greater Richmond Northern Virginia Hampton Roads Charlottesville/Albemarle Roanoke/Western Virginia Statewide Initiatives Williamsburg Area Rappahannock Rapidan Region

7 By the year 2030, there will be twice as many older adults living in the Greater Richmond region, surpassing the number of school age child by 25 percent– a significant challenge to the business and social service community The Demographic Shift People are Living Longer Life Expectancy at Birth Increasing

8 Source: Virginia Employment Commission

9 9 Greater Richmond Age Wave Planning Implementation Partners

10 Planning Model

11 1. Now & the Future 2. Older Adults as a Resource 3. Benefitting All 4. Regional Strengths 5. Learning from Others 6. Impact of Boomers 7. Shared Ownership Guiding Principles

12 ongoing Completion of Greater Richmond’s Plan

13 Our REGIONAL Call to Action A True Workbook with Targeted Strategies and Goal Areas Please do write in it! Rich Data Worth Sharing- Your opportunity to impress friends, family and colleagues Work Extends Across the Life Continuum. See artwork of young people expressing value of elders in Glossary. A Vision with Real Voices from Our Community

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15 Is the Community Age Wave Ready?

16 Workforce 16

17 17 Implication: New industries will serve the shift from an institution-based to home- based eldercare system 17

18 Greater Richmond Regional Plan for Age Wave Readiness Regional Leadership & Public Awareness Transportation Services Home Safety & Accessibility Modification Home & Community Services Access to & Coordination of Health Care and Adult Supportive Services Top Priorities

19 Age Wave Creates Opportunities: Adoption of the Plan Marketing & Logo w/ Branding that can be County Specific Broader Visibility in Community Regional Network Sharing Resources, Information and Best Practices Access to Organizations Invested in Services for Aging Population

20 Marketing To Our Audience

21 PHYSICAL FACILITY Customers can sit and rest Water available if asked Restroom available Adequate lighting throughout Avoid heavy doors or offer electronic doors Stair safety with handrails, ramps and treads Products easy to reach or help is available PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Offer appropriate food, products, & services for older adults Make discounts and special offers Offer drop off/delivery services Provide respectful in person contact on the phone, and offer extra customer service if needed Communicate in large clear font on signage and flyers Participate in the community Age-Friendly Businesses Consider…

22 Implication: We need to remain competitive by investing in matters that define our region’s quality of life

23 Age Ready…

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25 Friendship Cafes Wellness & Arts Activities for Physical, Mental & Social Well-being In Partnership With Collaboration is Key

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28 Moving Change… A Shared Vision of Our Future

29 Q&AsQ&As

30 Thank you!


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