A Graying Bay Area

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The Bay Area's elderly population has been growing over the past 10 years. As the boomer generation hits its sixth decade, a so-called silver tsunami is on the way. By 2050, one in five Americans is expected to be over 65. Are Bay Area cities and communities aging friendly?

As part of "Our Changing Communities," our series on the results of the 2010 Census, we look at how prepared the Bay Area is for the aging boom.


Andrew Scharlach, director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Aging Services and professor of aging at the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare

Gayle Geary, board president, member and co-founder of San Francisco Village

Anni Chung, president and CEO of Self-Help for the Elderly, a community organization serving 35,000 seniors in San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda counties