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Thursday, October 18, 2012

50+ Expo: The "Age Wave" reality in Howard County

     When I was the planner for the Office on Aging back in the 1980's I talked about the impending "Age Wave" that was going to happen in Howard County as the Baby Boomers hit retirement age in 2010.  At the time this message was not one that was heard commonly in HoCo.  We were still seen as a community of young growing families.   Seniors were larger seen as elderly relatives brought here by their children to be close to them.   The new reality of Columbia's aging population was shown to me this week as I canvassed for the Marriage Equality cause in west Columbia.  The area around West Running Brook and Ten Mills Road is an area of many people in their 50's and 60's.  Most moved here in the 1960's and 1970's.  Many must be retired by the fact that they were home at 1 and 2 pm when I knocked on their door.
     Once again Howard County's aging population has an opportunity to spend time tomorrow at the 50+ Expo at Wilde Lake High School.  Hearing the Capitol Steps alone is worth the trip there tomorrow.  Link to the schedule for the event

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