The 'New Majority' InitiativeWednesday, June 6, 2018
According to the Center for Community Solutions, there are over 300,000 older adults living in Cuyahoga County, representing 24% of the total population. And, projections indicate that by the year 2030, older adults over age 65 will outnumber children and teens under age 20, representing a "New Majority." In an effort to identify and address the needs of the ever-growing older adult population, a workgroup consisting of leaders from McGregor, Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services, the City of Cleveland Department of Aging, Benjamin Rose Institute, Enterprise Community Partners, and other key senior serving organizations, has been formed to develop a comprehensive plan that addresses the service delivery and public benefit landscape. Using the World Health Organization’s Age Friendly Cleveland Assessment and Plan as a guide, the "New Majority" work strives to promote service coordination and integration in a plan based on a consensus vision for aging in Cuyahoga County. Defined key findings, recommendations, and strategies will lay the groundwork for the plan's implementation.