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Charlotte And The Aging Boom: Are We Ready?

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The number of older Americans is growing, thirteen percent are 65 and older and cities across the country are beginning to prepare for the coming boom. Making a city “age-friendly” isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s necessary to ensure the future economic health of all generations. At least, that’s what one of our guests will tell us as we talk about just what makes a city age-friendly, about the economic benefits of being so and about whether or not Charlotte is age-ready. 

Jeanette Leardi - former Charlottean, writer and Civic Engagement Committee Member, Age Friendly Portland 

Michael Olender- Associate State Director of AARP of North Carolina- Charlotte 

Bill McCoy- Retired Director of UNC Charlotte Urban Institute 

Linda Miller - Aging Program Director of Centralina Area Agency on Aging

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