Scripps in the News
Each month, 12,000 Ohioans turn 65. That matches the national trend. By the year 2050 more than 80 million Americans will be 65 or older. And as more and more reach advanced ages, many will require more care and assistance.
Listen to a panel of experts in aging that includes Scripps Bob Applebaum, Director of the Ohio Long-Term Care Project.
Ohio’s population is getting older, but the state’s counties are not prepared to meet the needs of the exploding numbers of senior citizens, aging experts warn. Some 10 years ago, those aged 60 or older did not comprise 25 percent of any Ohio county.
But in eight years, researchers told the Columbus Dispatch, more than half of the state’s 88 counties will hit that mark — and in some areas, the number of senior citizens will be closer to 33 percent
For most of their lives, baby boomers knew an America that incited their occasional fury but rarely let them down. Fueled by new ideals and rock and roll, they developed a counterculture, protested the Vietnam War and marched for civil rights.
Through it all, the boomers radiated optimism, and why not? After swelling the college ranks, they moved up with each new degree and contact, becoming the yuppies who laid the foundation of the business world.
Then came the Great Recession, a calamity emerging as another defining moment for a fabled generation.
A little more than a decade ago, the 60-and-older population hadn’t topped 25 percent in a single Ohio county.
Just eight years from now, though, researchers say a quarter of residents in half the state’s 88 counties will be 60 or older. In some areas, the tally will be closer to one in three.
Beset by immediate concerns about tight budgets in a bad economy, few communities have started to plan long-term for the surge of aging baby-boomers as they move out of the work force and into retirement.
A little more than a decade ago, the 60-or-older population hadn’t topped 25 percent in a single Ohio county. But the big kid in the demographic pool is revving up for a cannonball.
Just eight years from now, researchers say, half of the state’s 88 counties will hit that mark. In some areas, the number of residents older than age 60 will be closer to 33 percent.
Article quotes population and levy research done by Scripps Gerontology Center.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- For most of their lives, baby boomers knew an America ascendant, a nation that incited their occasional fury but rarely let them down.
Fueled by new ideals and rock and roll, they created a counterculture, protested the Vietnam War and marched for civil rights.
Article quotes researcher Kathy McGrew, Ph.D. speaking about aging baby boomers and providing care services for older adults.
DAYTON, Ohio (WTW) — Demographic shifts have left Ohio with one of the oldest workforces in the country and too few younger workers to replace aging baby boomers as they retire.
It's a situation that has led many analysts to predict labor shortages and lost productivity as employers struggle to find people with the knowledge and skills to replace their most experienced workers, especially in skilled trades.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTW) — A little more than a decade ago, the 60-or-older population hadn't topped 25 percent in a single Ohio county. But the big kid in the demographic pool is revving up for a cannonball.
Just eight years from now, researchers say, a quarter of all residents in half of the state's 88 counties will be 60 or older. In some areas, the tally will be closer to one in three.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - While Ohio's population growth has been nearly flat, the number of residents 65 and older has increased at a rate of nearly 8 percent, according to a study released Wednesday by Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University.
The Buckeye state has now surpassed the national average of people over 65.
OXFORD, OH (FOX19) – The number of residents age 65 and older in Ohio’s Delaware County has increased by 83% from the year 2000 to 2010, according to information released this week by Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center. This change is part of a broader dramatic aging story taking place across all of Ohio’s eighty-eight counties.