Saturday, February 26, 2011

Alzheimers Caregiving Talk at New River Library

Gwen O'Leary will be speaking about her experience caring for her mother with Alzheimer's. She wrote a book about her experiences and will discuss the book and have a Q & A session.

Tuesday      March 8     @      1:00pm

New River Library
34043 State Road 54
Zephyrhills, FL

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Senior Cards and Social at Hugh Embry Library

It's time for the Hugh Embry monthly Senior Social!  We'll sing some of our old favorite songs, play some games (including Wii) , enjoy refreshments, and play bingo and cards! Bring your friends, and make a few new ones! Refreshments are provided by our generous Friends of Hugh Embry Library.

What:     Senior Social and Cards
When:    Friday, February 25, 2011
Time:      1:00 p.m.
Where:   Hugh Embry Library
Questions?   Call 352-567-3576

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Senior Safety Seminar at New River Library

The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas will be holding a free Senior Safety Seminar on Thursday, February 10th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at New River Library.  This program will tell you how to avoid scams and fraud.  Also, free safety phones will be available. 
           The presenters will be:
  • Captain R. McKinney - Zephyrhills City Police Department
  • Kathy Cornwell - Area Agency on Aging Victim Advocate
  • Little Horatio - Pasco County's four legged victim advocate

New River Library
34043 State Road 54
Zephyrhills, Fl 33543

Saturday, February 5, 2011

New Report on Early Boomers

The MetLife Mature Market Institute has published a report called "Early Boomers: How America’s Leading Edge Baby Boomers Will Transform Aging, Work & Retirement".  This report uses federal survey data and also includes data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to describe characteristics of the Early Boomers and compares them to other age groups in the population.  "Early Boomers" or  "Leading Edge Boomers" are age 55 to age 64 and  they were born  from 1946 through 1955.  Here are some key findings of this report:
  • Over the next 10 years aging Early Boomers will result in a 50% rise in the number of people 65 to 74 years old, a growth rate for that cohort not seen in 50 years.
  • Early Boomer men, ages 60 to 64, have the highest level of educational attainment (37% college graduates) of any age group of men, which indicates that they are more likely to work after age 65.
  • There are 1.3 million more Early Boomer women than men. This report predicts that by 2020 there will be 2 million more Early Boomer women than men. By then at least one-third of households age 65 to 74 will be headed by women.
  • The Census Bureau reported that in 2009 one in four Early Boomer families had one or more of their children living with them, and that most of those children were adults.
  • The labor force participation rate of Early Boomer men and women is at a 15-year high and trends suggest that it will rise even higher in the future.
The full report can be downloaded here.