Arlington Committee of 100 Meeting - April 8, 2015

The Ups and Downs of Aging in Your Home: What Should You Know?

The numbers of those aging in Arlington foretell a huge tsunami of elderly in the future. According to a recent Arlington County study, the number of residents between the ages of 55-64 grew by almost 50% from 2000-2012. Over the next several decades, the number of senior households will grow three times faster than the number of those headed by someone under 65. A vast majority of our current and future senior residents want to age in their homes and stay in Arlington, where they have lived a large portion of their lives. Since housing devoted to seniors' specific needs as they age is and will continue to be scarce, aging-in-place will become an increasingly important solution for our elderly population.


Join us at out next meeting where we will hear about the some of the benefits and challenges of aging-in-place.  Our speakers will be:

Jane King, chair of the Alexandria Commission on Aging and member of the Board of At Home in Alexandria will talk about what you should consider when retrofitting a home and some of the resources that may be available.

Carol Paquette, a Founding Director and current President of Arlington Neighborhood Villages, will provide information on services in the community that can be provided to assist in a variety of important ways in your home.

Debbie Miller, Seniors Real Estate Specialist with McEnearney Associates, will talk about how the real estate market views retrofitted homes and what to keep in mind if reselling is part of your long-term planning.

Marymount University - 2807 North Glebe Road

Dining Room, Gerald Phelan Hall

 

Meet & Greet 7:00 pm

Dinner 7:25 pm, Program 8:00 pm

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The Arlington Committee of 100 fosters open and vigorous discussion of issues involving all facets of community life in Arlington. The Committee's monthly dinner meetings are open to all and provide a non-partisan setting in which issues of local, regional, and state interest are addressed by experts, with audience participation in lively Q&A sessions.