Government, agencies could be swamped by 60-and-over rising tide
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.