Sonya M. Tafoya and Hans P. Johnson
California’s population is aging rapidly. By 2030, one of every three Californians will be over the age of 50, and the proportion of the population that will be over 65 will have almost doubled from 11 percent in 1998 to 17 percent. This tremendous increase in the older population of the state will be driven primarily by the large cohort of baby boomers who will be entering retirement ages over the next few decades. Lower mortality rates will also contribute to the aging of the state’s population.
older Californians are relatively well off. Poverty rates are substantially
lower for older residents than for other age groups in the state, with
only about one in ten living in poverty. The primary reason poverty
rates for older Californians are so low is Social Security, which provides
sufficient income to lift many older Californians above the poverty
threshold. The majority of older Californians derive more than 70 percent
of their income from Social Security.
Asian & Pacific Islander Older Adults Task Force (APIOATF)
Representatives of member organizations and agencies meet regularly to coordinate and organize the delivery of services to Asian and Pacific Islander older adults. APIOATF’s bicultural and bilingual member organizations provide many services, including community education, health care and food distribution.
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