- Programs and services available through the aging services network can help community-dwelling older adults to age in place but are often not discussed in routine primary care. The primary care liaison was developed as a novel integration intervention to address this disconnect.
- The aging of the Baby Boomer population, the roughly 69 million adults who were born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964, presents a number of important public health challenges. This cohort that now represents 26.4% of the total U.S. population is living longer than any cohort that came before it. Men aged 65 years are projected to live to age 83 years, and women aged 65 years are projected to live to 85 years, compared to about 46 years for men and 48 years for women in 1900.1,2 This trend toward increased longevity is expected to continue, with the number of adults aged ≥65 years increasing from 35 million, or 13% of the U.S.
- Senior Community Centers of San Diego (SCC) is an independent, nonprofit organization focused on improving the health and well-being of low-income seniors in the San Diego area. It is based on a unique network of symbiotic relationships among the Gary and Mary West Foundation, West Health Institute, Sharp Health Care, the Union of Pan Asian Communities' (UPAC's) Positive Solutions Program, the Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy (CCHEA) division of the Legal Aid Society, San Diego State University's College of Health and Human Services, and the University of California San Diego's Bridge to Recovery Program.