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Ohio survey shows nursing home, assisted living residents like their care

Examiner.com
April 6, 2012

The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) released the 2011 Long-term Care Resident Satisfaction Survey report Thursday, the only one of its kind in the nation, showing that nursing home and assisted living facility residents report expressed continued and increasing satisfaction with the quality of their care.

Some of the issues facing our aging population

WVXU Cincinnati
March 22, 2012

Each month, 12,000 Ohioans turn 65. That matches the national trend. By the year 2050 more than 80 million Americans will be 65 or older. And as more and more reach advanced ages, many will require more care and assistance.

A photo of Laurie Petrie, Rhonda Moore, and Robert Applebaum in the WVXU Studio

Listen to a panel of experts in aging that includes Scripps Bob Applebaum, Director of the Ohio Long-Term Care Project.

Ohio Communities Face Graying Challenges

NewsMax
March 28, 2012

Ohio’s population is getting older, but the state’s counties are not prepared to meet the needs of the exploding numbers of senior citizens, aging experts warn. Some 10 years ago, those aged 60 or older did not comprise 25 percent of any Ohio county.

But in eight years, researchers told the Columbus Dispatch, more than half of the state’s 88 counties will hit that mark — and in some areas, the number of senior citizens will be closer to 33 percent

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Boomer bust: Out of work, but are they out of options?

Cincinnati Enquirer
March 28, 2012

For most of their lives, baby boomers knew an America that incited their occasional fury but rarely let them down.  Fueled by new ideals and rock and roll, they developed a counterculture, protested the Vietnam War and marched for civil rights.

Through it all, the boomers radiated optimism, and why not? After swelling the college ranks, they moved up with each new degree and contact, becoming the yuppies who laid the foundation of the business world.

 Then came the Great Recession, a calamity emerging as another defining moment for a fabled generation.

Government, agencies could be swamped by 60-and-over rising tide

Cincinnati Enquirer
March 28, 2012

A little more than a decade ago, the 60-and-older population hadn’t topped 25 percent in a single Ohio county.

Just eight years from now, though, researchers say a quarter of residents in half the state’s 88 counties will be 60 or older. In some areas, the tally will be closer to one in three.

Beset by immediate concerns about tight budgets in a bad economy, few communities have started to plan long-term for the surge of aging baby-boomers as they move out of the work force and into retirement.

Communities unprepared for upcoming ‘silver tsunami’

Columbus Dispatch
March 27, 2012

A little more than a decade ago, the 60-or-older population hadn’t topped 25 percent in a single Ohio county. But the big kid in the demographic pool is revving up for a cannonball.

Just eight years from now, researchers say, half of the state’s 88 counties will hit that mark. In some areas, the number of residents older than age 60 will be closer to 33 percent.

Article quotes population and levy research done by Scripps Gerontology Center.

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Baby boomers in Ohio hit hardest by Great Recession

Plain Dealer
March 25, 2012

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- For most of their lives, baby boomers knew an America ascendant, a nation that incited their occasional fury but rarely let them down.

Fueled by new ideals and rock and roll, they created a counterculture, protested the Vietnam War and marched for civil rights.

Article quotes researcher Kathy McGrew, Ph.D. speaking about aging baby boomers and providing care services for older adults.

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Companies unprepared to replace retiring workers

Lancaster Eagle Gazette
March 19, 2012

DAYTON, Ohio (WTW) — Demographic shifts have left Ohio with one of the oldest workforces in the country and too few younger workers to replace aging baby boomers as they retire.

It's a situation that has led many analysts to predict labor shortages and lost productivity as employers struggle to find people with the knowledge and skills to replace their most experienced workers, especially in skilled trades.

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Ohio cities not prepared for baby boomer flood

Lancaster Eagle Gazette
March 19, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTW) — A little more than a decade ago, the 60-or-older population hadn't topped 25 percent in a single Ohio county. But the big kid in the demographic pool is revving up for a cannonball.

Just eight years from now, researchers say, a quarter of all residents in half of the state's 88 counties will be 60 or older. In some areas, the tally will be closer to one in three.

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Ohio's Senior Population Growing

Ohio News Network
March 15, 2012

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - While Ohio's population growth has been nearly flat, the number of residents 65 and older has increased at a rate of nearly 8 percent, according to a study released Wednesday by Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University. 

The Buckeye state has now surpassed the national average of people over 65.

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