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California’s Aging Population Is Growing, Quickly. Are We Ready?

Seniors take part in an exercise class twice a week at the College Avenue Old...

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Above: Seniors take part in an exercise class twice a week at the College Avenue Older Adult Center.

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Seniors are the fastest growing population group in California. The state faces numerous challenges in helping seniors deal with issues from financial stress to access to healthcare and housing.

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Aired: May 21, 2019 | Transcript

People age 65 and older are the fastest growing age group in California.

By the year 2030, the senior population is expected to grow from 6 to 9 million residents. That will have a significant impact on everything from health care to transportation and housing.

On Wednesday, KPBS Midday Edition is hosting a live broadcast and panel discussion with local experts on navigating the golden years in California. The event is free and open to the public.

KPBS' Amita Sharma, who will be moderating the town hall, joins Midday Edition Tuesday with a preview.

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