Riverside County advocates call for more resources to support older adults

RIVERSIDE – Policy leaders and senior advocates recently called for collaboration, increased planning and additional resources to ensure Riverside County’s rapidly aging population can thrive in healthy and supportive communities. “As service providers we must pull together and continue the discussion with the state about how to appropriately fund programs for our aging residents,” Sayori Baldwin, director of the Department of Public Social Services and assistant county executive officer over human services, said. One in five of the county’s 2.5 million residents is age 60 or older, a population that’s expected to double in coming decades. Experts said a growing number of older adults are at risk of falling into poverty and poor health due to increasing housing, energy and fo
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