The City of Kearney is proud to be working with KC Communities for All Ages. Through this program, city and civic leaders will be able to identify and act upon issues and opportunities concerning the aging adult population. We recognize the intrinsic value of the older generation, respect their wisdom and insight, and look to involve them in creating a high standard of living in the community they live.
KC Communities for All Ages was formed in 2008 to coordinate a community response to the future needs of the aging baby boomer generation. The Kansas City area’s older adult population is expected to nearly double over the next 20 years, from almost 180,000 in 2007 to more than 372,000 by the year 2030 – a 107 percent increase. The KC Communities for All Ages initiative will focus on five major areas: housing, transportation and mobility, social and civic engagement, caregiving, and health.
Quick Facts on aging:
- The over 65 population is the biggest it has ever been in American history.
- The Baby Boomer generation (1946-1964) turns 65 years old at the rate of 10,000 per day, and will continue to do so for the next 20 years.
- The average American life expectancy is now 78.3 years.
- By the year 2030, 20% of all Americans will be age 65 or older.
- By the year 2050, 1 out of every 10 older adults will be age 90 or over.
- Approximately 80% of this age group are white; 8% African- American; 4% Hispanic, and 2% Asian.
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