NY Times: “The New Gray Areas”

September 14, 2007 at 5:20 pm 2 comments

“According to the United States Census Bureau, 9 out of 10 Americans over 60, or 41.5 million people, stayed in the same home or in the same county between 1995 and 2000.”

This article includes a map showing which metro areas of the U.S. had the fastest growth in the “pre-senior” population fro 1990-2005–considered a key factor in determining where the senior population will grow the most, as boomers “age in place.”

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 What are the implications of “graying in place” for library services in your community, including potential challenges and rewards?

article url: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/09/realestate/keymagazine/909Numbers-t.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

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  • 1. Cindy Karasinski  |  September 19, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    Hi,
    I would just like to share another article, “Peace Corps Recruits Older Volunteers.” On page 2 Jim Wilson talks. I am proud to say he is our Jim Wilson who worked on our bookmobile, Books on Wheels II! Even when his AmeriCorps time was up he volunteered more time on the bookmobile before he left for the Ukraine. At present, he volunteers on Fridays for the bookmobile!

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  • 2. Lifelong Access Libraries  |  September 21, 2007 at 3:52 pm

    Cindy,

    Thanks for the post, and congrats on your wonderful volunteer being featured in the article! The link to the article didn’t seem to be working, so I’m posting it here.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0919/p14s02-lign.html?page=2

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