The New Majority conversation
Friday, October 19, 2018

The New Majority Panel explores alternative resources, policy affecting our region and collaborative partnerships!

 

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 and other partners have founded the New Majority Initiative to address service delivery and the public landscape.

 

 Seated L-R: Ann Conn, McGregor Foundation; Mary McNamara, Department of Aging; Roslyn Quarto, ESOP/Benjmain Rose; Will Tarter, Jr., Center for Community Solutions and Mark McDermott, Enterprise Community Partners

  

 Anticipating a dramatic demographic shift with the nation’s elder care system facing a ‘New Majority’ –referring to the baby boomers, 76 million of them born in the U.S. between 1946 and the mid-1960’s and now reaching retirement age - McGregor’s landscape will soon change on their main campus. McGregor will increase options for the growing senior population in greater Cleveland, anticipating its completion late summer of 2019!