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Supporting An Increase In San Diego's Senior Population

April 20, 2010 11:30 a.m.

Changing demographics in California predict a 67% increase in seniors, from 6 million to 10 million, in the next 20 years. 2010 will bring a the most significant increase in people over 60 that we've seen so far. New economic research out from shows that seniors living and renting in San Diego County need to $22,822 a year to cover basic needs. The average income on supplemental security income (SSI) is only $10,272. What kind of support is most needed for seniors in San Diego? And how do you think San Diego needs to prepare for a significant increase in an older population?

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