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How Prepared Is California For The Booming Senior Population?


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Above: Join "KPBS Midday Edition" in-studio for a live broadcast and conversation about aging in California.

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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.

Aired: May 22, 2019 | Transcript

Seniors are the fastest growing population in California — expecting to double over the next 25 years. A whole range of experiences awaits them, from positive lifestyle changes to stresses in personal finance and access to healthcare and affordable housing.

As part of our California Dream project, KPBS reporter Amita Sharma and Midday Edition cohost Jade Hindmon host a live forum Wednesday at noon with local experts about the challenges and opportunities facing seniors, their families, and advocates.

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Our panel of experts:

Dr. Donna Benton, Research Associate Professor of Gerontology, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Betsy Butler, Executive Director, California Women's Law Center

Paul Downey, President & CEO, Serving Seniors

Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director, Justice in Aging

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