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This is a great topic because we have two major changes taking place simultaneously: an aging population and a striving community looking to lead the country in sustainability.
While Oregon has held leadership roles in both senior services and green business, it is a constant struggle to stay ahead and attract new comers to the state. We have slipped in our leadership position over the years offering innovative services to the elderly. Mostly due to fiscal challenges, but I also believe it is because of denial that we are growing older and that a reformation is needed to help serve this population. While much of our resources are being used to create a green economy, we are still not putting enough effort behind creating a strategy that will sustain older, healthier lives.
If you go door to door in your neighborhood, you will meet people over the age 50 who are unsure what the future brings. Boomers turning 65 this year face challenges about retirement, wealth management, social security, and health care.
We live in a great state that offers our residents wonderful amenities. I just hope we take the time to get to know our neighbors, their challenges, and find out what we can do to help. The only way we will continue to attract great businesses that provide livable wages is by creating an environment where people want to live regardless of their age.
Portland is not just a place where young people come to retire.* It is where older folks want to live their elder years surround by a vibrant culture and community.
(tay knee a – Rhymes with Romania)
*Read more at http://wp.me/p13mpW-5c
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