Between 1946 and 1964, an estimated 78 million Americans were born — the baby boomers. This population explosion did more than just change the census — it changed the way we played, learned, worked, married and raised our children. In short, it changed the way we live.
In 2006, the first of the boomer generation began reaching retirement age. This generation and the sweeping changes they prompted are now transforming the way we age.
It is estimated that by 2030, more than 70 million Boomers will be 65 or older. At that time, nearly one in five Americans will be an “older American”. With this significant change in demographics and the needs of the older adult population, communities need to ask the question: Are we ready to help our residents Age Well and Live Well?
There are options to partner and collaborate with AWLW at a statewide level through the Texas Health and Human Services Aging Services Coordination office.
ASC works with a diverse group of partners including corporations, service organizations, universities, faith-based organizations and local governments. Our partners provide in-kind and financial support for ASC programs, as well as volunteer leadership and educational outreach that energize the agency’s programs and services.
The Age Well Live Well campaign works with individuals, organizations and communities in Texas to improve the quality of life for older adults. These collaboratives work together to share resources, promote wellness issues, identify needs, develop solutions and create inclusive events and programs that support their community.
Contact the ASC staff to learn more about the initiatives in the Aging Services Coordination office.