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Pfizer Inc. (PFE) Release: Is San Diego Ready for an Aging Population? New Local Survey Reveals San Diego-Area Residents Concerned about Their City and Themselves as They Get Old; New Website, “By the Decades” Healthy Aging Checklist and Aging Communities Toolkit Offers Help


7/11/2013 9:38:56 AM

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than eight out of ten people who live in the San Diego area believe they will live a long life but less than one-third of San Diego-area residents feel their community is very prepared to support an aging population. And while more than two-thirds of San Diego area residents think the quality of life for seniors is better now than in the past, there is an overall feeling of unpreparedness around San Diego-area infrastructure, according to a new survey commissioned by Pfizer, Inc. and Generations United, an intergenerational advocacy organization. The general feeling of lack of preparedness is seen across all generations - from Millennials to the Greatest Generation . With more than 10,000 people expected to turn 65 every day through 2030, community concerns reflected in the survey centered on inadequate transportation, housing and caregiving for older people. Only a small portion of respondents feel their communities are very equipped in terms of healthcare facilities, home caregiving, transportation, and housing for older people.

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