Supporting An Aging Population: Housing, Programs And The 'Older Vermonters Act'
The number of Vermonters over the age of 65 is projected to jump by 50% over the next decade. Is the state ready for this demographic shift? We're talking about the Older Vermonters Act, legislation aimed at making policy choices and identifying services to help older Vermonters remain as independent as possible.
Our guests are:
- Wolcott Rep. Dan Noyes and Waterbury Rep. Theresa Wood, sponsors of the "Older Vermonters Act" calling for a system of services, supports, and protections for senior Vermonters
- Monica Hutt, Commissioner for the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
- Jill Mazza Olson, executive director of the VNAs of Vermont
Broadcast live on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.