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Where We Stand: St. Louis Is Aging - Are We Ready?
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FOCUS will join with East-West Gateway and the St. Louis Public Library to examine the changing demographics in our region and the policies and resources needed to serve our aging population.

When: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where: St. Louis Public Library - Central Library Auditorium
1301 Olive Street
St. Louis, Missouri  63103
United States
Contact: Becky Rasmussen

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Over the next 30 years, the number of St. Louis residents 65 or older will increase by 77 percent; an increase of 288,000 people. By 2045, one out of every four people in the region will be over the age of 65. This is a trend that should not be ignored.

This rapid growth of the older population will put pressure on multi-generational families; housing and transportation options; workforce development and employment opportunities; health care costs and availability; and how communities plan and develop.

On Wednesday, May 4, join us to consider the importance of this changing demographic and how we compare nationally. We will explore the needs of our aging population; the policies and resources needed to address this trend; and the possible consequences if we are not ready. 



  • Lori Fiegel, St. Louis County
  • Sheila Holm, AARP in St. Louis
  • Gayle McHenry, Shepherd's Center
  • Jamie Opsal, Seniors County of Greater St. Louis
  • Mary Rocchio, East-West Gateway Council of Governments


Yemi Akande-Bartsch, President & CEO, FOCUS St. Louis  


This event is free to attend, and no registration is required.

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St. Louis Public Library



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