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Nonprofits, Companies and City of Apple Valley, Minnsesota To Create Action Plan To Make Aging A Competitive Advantage For Cities

09/26/2014

We’ve all heard the phrase: “Age Friendly Community.”  But what is it and how does a city actually become “age friendly” to create competitive advantage amidst unprecedented demographic change?

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Scaring seniors -- the hyping of falls, fraud, and weather

Listening to the weather channel could make an isolated senior nervous.  Nearly 46% of women aged 75+ (around 11 million) live alone -- and one in three of them will live until at least the age of 90. In fact, 2 million are aged 90+ now.  If they listen to the news or the weather channel, they have quite a bit of opportunity to be frightened about the prospect of tornados, hurricanes, flash floods, excessive heat, poor air quality or wildfires. Perhaps they're watching TV and they see that absolutely horrendous Life Alert ad. That's it for going down to the basement. Then the telephone or doorbell rings -- a nice distraction from the 4+ hours per day spent watching TV or perhaps the few minutes online -- if there is a computer or tablet around them to use.

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