New plan aims to make Vermont an age-friendly state
WATERBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont officials are hosting a summit Wednesday to discuss strategies for building an age-friendly Vermont.
The “graying of Vermont” concept is already well-known. The demographics change means nearly a third of the state’s population is over the age of 60 -- a 30 percent increase over the past decade.
According to a poll conducted earlier this year by the University of Vermont’s Center for Rural Studies, 64% of people in Vermont are concerned that the state does not have adequate resources to address the needs of our older population as it continues to grow. The Age Strong VT Draft Plan is intended to serve as a roadmap to address those concerns.
Cat Viglienzoni spoke with Angela Smith-Dieng from the Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living about the plan and the summit.
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