age-friendly communities

MATTHEWS, NC -- By the year 2030, one-out-of every five people in the United States will be 65 plus. One community in North Carolina is working to stay in front of the demographic change. The Town of Matthews is planning for its future by taking the steps needed to make it a great place for older adults and residents of all ages.
CHARLOTTE -- City planners, along with civic and business leaders, met today to both recognize current efforts and to identify new ways to make Mecklenburg County more attractive to older adults. AARP North Carolina hosted a summit that helped city planners and community activists learn more about aging trends and research on the 50 plus population to better inform local decisions.
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