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Fourth 'Silver Tsunami' presentation set

June 13, 2012

The community is invited to attend the fourth presentation in an ongoing series called 'Growing Older in Fort Collins - Silver Tsunami As a Golden Opportunity.'

Martin Carcasson is the director of CSU's Center for Public Deliberation.The presentation, set for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 20 at the Fort Collins Senior Center, will include guest speakers, reports from previous programs in the series and participant input. Speakers include Martin Carcasson, director of the Center for Public Deliberation at CSU; Ruth Long, program manager for the Larimer County Office on Aging and Bonnie Shetler, president of the Foundation on Aging for Larimer County.

The term “Silver Tsunami” was coined to describe our rapidly aging population. More than 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 each day, and they will redefine retirement: they will live longer, be more active, spend more, save less, keep working and do more volunteering than previous generations. In Larimer County, the population over age 65 will grow 140 percent over the next 20 years.

Fort Collins consistently is ranked as one of the best places in the United States to retire. With community support, the city is well positioned to be an innovative leader in defining livable communities for aging well in the 21st century.

Public invited to discussion

Future presentations will focus on such issues as transportation for seniors.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP.

For further information, contact Martin Carcasson, director of the Center for Public Deliberation, at 491-5628.