Podcast | S02 Ep 9: Aging Berkshires Prepares for Silver Tsunami
By 2030, people older than 50 will constitute 60 percent of the population in most Berkshire County communities. It’s a trend that presents both challenges and opportunities. After three years of prep work and study, proponents of the Age Friendly Berkshires project are now working to implement elder-oriented policies in areas such as housing, health care, transportation, public spaces and social participation.
In this edition of The Berkshire Eagle podcast, host Mark Mills speaks with Peg McDonough, a staff planner at the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and regional coordinator of Age Friendly Berkshires, and Larry Parnass investigations editor at the Berkshire Eagle who has written several recent stories about the coming Silver Tsunami in Berkshire County.
For more information on the Age Friendly Berkshires project, visit berkshireplanning.org/projects/age-friendly-county
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