By 2030, 10.8 million Californians will be over the age of 60, making up one-quarter of the state’s population. As the state with the most older adults living in poverty, and one of the most diverse populations of older adults in the nation, California has the opportunity to support people of all ages and abilities with equitable opportunities to thrive as they age.
Justice in Aging’s newly released Data Snapshots of Older Adults in California provides an overview of older Californians statewide and in select counties and highlights some of the critical programs that support them. Older Californians deserve a system of care and support that will allow them to thrive at home and in the community.
These snapshots highlight older Californians’ demographic makeup, poverty levels according to the Elder Index, homelessness rates, and participation in health care, economic security, and in-home support programs. Selected counties include: Alameda, Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara and Stanislaus.