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The Challenge of an Aging Society: Grand Challenges in Social Work Series
Special Event | April 29 | 4-6 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Welfare Library
Richard Adler, Distinguished Fellow, Institute for the Futre; Robert Edmondson, CEO/Executive Director, On Lok Lifeways; Anne Hinton, Executive Director, San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services
Andrew Scharlach, PhD, Professor, Berkeley School of Social Welfare
The United States is facing unprecedented growth in the number and proportion of its elder population, with Americans aged 65 and older expected to reach 71 million, representing one-fifth of the countrys total population, in the next 20 years. This demographic shift poses significant challenges and opportunities to ensure that all aging individuals have the ability to lead healthy, productive and independent lives.
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