Senior Care Facilities Discuss Impending ‘Age Shift’

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The Senior Center and Jefferson Area Board for Aging brought people together Thursday morning to think about this question: is Charlottesville ready for the age shift?

More than 100 people came to the breakfast at the African-American Heritage Center. The event featured a presentation by Matt Thornhill, the founder and president of Generations Matter. He says by the year 2030, there will almost twice as many people over the age of 65 as we have today, and proportionally fewer young people.

“The big opportunity is for Charlottesville to essentially come together as a community and find ways to attract more boomers who are going to retire and live here and more millennials that will be the future of Charlottesville,” Thornhill said.

Thornhill says we can also expect to see more competition among different cities and communities to attract people of all generations.

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