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County Proclaims 2018 Year of the Older Adult

County Proclaims 2018 Year of the Older Adult

By John Bowman An idea from a Marin County resident has bloomed into a year-long celebration of older adults in Marin. County Supervisors Kate Sears and Dennis Rodoni took the idea to their fellow supervisors and received unanimous support for a resolution proclaiming “2018 The Year of the Older Adult” in Marin County. The resolution […]
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Creating Aging Equity in Marin

Creating Aging Equity in Marin

May was Older Americans Month, and the theme for this year was “Age Out Loud”. It’s less a slogan than a rallying cry for older adults to have more of a voice in this community: You do not have to be silent as you grow older; your voice can always be heard.
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Marin Voice: Creating a new model of care for older adults in Marin

Marin Voice: Creating a new model of care for older adults in Marin

By 2030, it is estimated that more than one in every three Marin residents will be 65 or older. And, the fastest-growing sector of the population will be over the age of 85.  Meeting the needs of this growing demographic will require a variety of improvements in housing, health care, nutrition, and transportation, as well as new models for providing vital services such as social connection, resource referrals, and engagement.
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