Planning for the growth of the Older Adult Population in Howard County

These scenarios are based on the research conducted
including:
- scans of national and local trends in aging across a wide range of
disciplines
- an inventory of current Howard County programs and services,
and
- original research into the possibilities that technology and societal
changes might bring.
Each scenario includes a short vignette describing life in 2035, a list of key
highlights, and a narrative describing what happened between 2015 and
2035. Discussion of the scenarios among Advisory Committee members and
others led to definition of the “preferred future” used as a basis for planning
recommendations in the main body of this report.

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Transforming Pensions and Healthcare in a Rapidly Aging World

Based on the output of the Scenarios in 2030, this report highlights 11 options to better cater for the changing retirement and healthcare expectations, especially in the current time when resources are stretched. The report makes the case for an integrated response and looks at pensions and healthcare in tandem for future sustainability and suggests solutions from the opportunities rather than challenges and risks. 

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The coming of age

When a steamroller is coming down the road, you have three choices: Get out of the way, run to
stay ahead of it, or lie down and get your clothes pressed.
The steamroller is age — old age — and it will remake our society in the first half of the 21st
century. Everything from census numbers to personal experiences underscores the aging of our
state and nation. The Coming of Age explores Arizona’s capacity to handle this soon-to-be
“gerontocracy” in positive ways.

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