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Archived News Release from 2008

For Immediate Release

Redwood City Residents Invited to Participate in San Mateo County’s “Livable Communities for Successful Aging” Forum

Redwood City, CA - May 23, 2008 - The age demographics throughout San Mateo County are expected to undergo a dramatic shift over the coming decades. The County’s population over the age of 65 is projected to increase an astounding 73-percent by 2030, from about 91,000 to more than 157,000. This increase in the number of older adults will have a significant impact on local communities, affecting everything from housing and job markets to the design of streets and transportation systems.

To prepare for these changes, the County’s residents, advocates, and local and regional officials are working hard to ensure that their communities continue to offer older adults a high quality of life in the coming decades. Interested members of the entire San Mateo County community are invited to a special forum to bring this crucial discussion forward:

  • Livable Communities for Successful Aging
    Friday, May 30, 2008
    8:30 am to 1:30 pm
    San Mateo County Expo Center - 2495 South Delaware Street
    San Mateo

More information is available at www.co.sanmateo.ca.us/SuccessfulAging .

People who live or work in Redwood City are encouraged to participate, gain insight, and offer their perspectives on this critical issue of our rapidly increasing older population. Among the purposes of the Livable Communities for Successful Aging forum are to create awareness about the benefits of living in areas with easy access to needed services such as shopping, transportation, and recreation, and to hear from residents as to how San Mateo County 's transit-oriented development (TOD) areas can be designed to better meet the needs of our aging population. In short, the forum will educate about TOD, identify what is needed to make TOD irresistible to our aging population, and engage community members to support the development of senior-friendly TOD projects throughout San Mateo County. 

The Forum is organized to ensure a collaborative, community-building approach that brings interested parties together and to facilitate a commitment to generating results that benefit our seniors and our communities of today, and tomorrow.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business. Take a look at the variety of City webcams at www.redwoodcity.org/webcam, and subscribe to Redwood City’s electronic newsletter or other City documents at www.redwoodcity.org/egov.

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Contacts:
Jill Ekas
Redwood City Planning
(650) 780-7234

Adrienne Tissier, President,
San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
(650) 363-4572

 

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