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Student Corner: The Potential Impact of Baby Boomer Housing and Community Preferences on Downtown Revitalization

April 17, 2014

Downtown redevelopment to attract talented Millennials has become an important and popular economic development policy in many cities across the country. By now it is almost common knowledge what it takes to attract talented Millennials to your town or city: walkable, diverse and vibrant neighborhoo … Read more

Student Corner: The Rising Cost of Care for North Carolina Seniors

December 5, 2013

Mrs. Charlotte Swift is a fictitious person living in a quiet Durham neighborhood in the small home that she and her husband purchased in 1954.  Her husband passed away about 10 years ago and, at 82 years old, she is now living in the home alone, struggling to keep up with necessary maintenance.  Mr … Read more

Preparing for the Silver Tsunami: Participatory Planning for Aging in Orange County, NC

August 2, 2013

The United States is turning gray, and that isn’t a reference to the wet weather we have seen lately. The number of older adults aged 65 and older is expected to double by the year 2050 to an estimated 88.5 million seniors. North Carolina is no exception, especially given that our state has become a … Read more

Confronting the nation’s “age bubble” in your community and your organization

September 13, 2012

There is much being discussed about the impact of the “silver tsunami.”  Baby boomers (people born between 1946 and 1964) now make up 45 percent of the workforce, and “matures” (people born before 1946), 10 percent. The proportion of older workers (defined as those fifty-five years old and up) is pr … Read more