3/6/23 @ 4:30 p.m. - The Nassau County Department of Health has been working hard to make Nassau County an age-friendly community. Part of this effort includes an initiative for local businesses to be age and dementia friendly.
According to the Department of Health, life expectancy is increasing. People are living longer and staying healthier as they age. Additionally, the number and percentage of the population aged 65+ is rapidly increasing. Older adults are the faster-growing population in the United States. It is anticipated that by 2030, 1 in every 5 Americans will be 65 or older. This means that as the older population grows, so will their spending power. People age 50 and over contribute $8.3 trillion to the U.S. economy each year. To put into perspective, in terms of direct spending, $0.56 of every dollar spent in the U.S. in 2018 was attributable to the 50+ population. That amount is expected to increase to $0.61 by year 2050.
Businesses that adapt their services and environment to be age-friendly can expand their customer base, revenue, and help older adults remain active and live independently. Do you feel your business is age and dementia friendly? Would you consider exploring all angles to have your business recognized as age and dementia friendly by our community?
To help expand your knowledge on making your organization age-friendly, please consider joining this webinar co-hosted by AARP and the Nassau County Department of Health on Tuesday, March 14th at 3:00 p.m. (eastern time). To sign up, click here.
If you have any questions, please contact Bar Baptist with the Nassau County Department of Health at (904) 557-9168 or via e-mail at Barbara.Baptista@flhealth.gov.
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