The only and most comprehensive directory of services, facilities and guidance professionals serving the lifestyle and needs of senior adults and their families, this 68-page, full color SENIOR SOLUTIONS RESOURCE GUIDE reaches over 25,000 Medina County area seniors.
Are you ready for the Silver Tsunami? by Laura Toth If you haven’t heard the term before, you will; the great ‘Silver Tsunami’, used by many since the 1980s to describe the age progression of the Baby Boomer Generation. Society has known that this generation will age….and you all have, and aged very well! Medina County’s Over 60 Set is Growing It is a fact that right here in Medina County we are seeing an increasing number of individuals turn age 60 every day. According to the Scripps Gerontology Center, in 2010, 19.3% of the population of Medina County was age 60 or over, in 2020 that number is expected to be 25.8% and in 2030, it will be 31%. More Seniors, More Options With the State of Ohio projecting in 2030 Medina County population of 194,510, that means we will have over 60,000 people in the county over age 60. More and more, individuals are choosing to Medina County estimates for age 60 and over populations From the Scripps Gerontology Center age in place and this magazine is such a great tool to help with your choice, whatever that may be. One of the most important things you can do in life is to plan, that becomes even more pertinent as we age. Resources for Decision Making Most people enjoy making their own decisions and making their own plans. Taking the time and doing some research can really help you make better decisions in every area of your life. THE We are all witnesses to the takeover of technology. Part of that takeover involves less time for customer service, which is so important! The more information that you can acquire regarding products and services, the better prepared you can be when the time comes to utilize them. You are Not Alone! The great news about being in an aging population is that you are not alone! Statistically, a third of the population will be 60 or over in the next 10 years. It is an exciting time to be living in and we will see the world open up and cater to those who are aging – we are already seeing this in the construction of more independent facilities across the county and for individuals of all incomes and abilities. We will have more and more activities, events, stores, restaurants, products and resources designed to help you, your family and your friends through the aging process. Let’s enjoy it! So don’t think of it as a tsunami, think of it as riding the wave into better aging! Comfort, care and community are hallmarks of the Echelon Experience. A unique Senior Living Community, close to the heart of Historic Medina, Echelon caters to the evolving needs of older adults. Seamless continuity from independent to assisted living, if needed, provides familiar comforts and minimal disruption: same address, high quality cuisine, thoughtful environment, and personalized care. Experience elegance, excellence, enrichment, encouragement and enjoyment: Echelon. 635 North Huntington Street Medina, Ohio 44256 330-591-2777 www.EchelonSeniorCare.com Compassionate Care Locally sourced, organic produce 34 www.MedinaSeniorServices.org 35 Distictive interiors Relaxing environment Artful dining