1 in 5

Today, one in five Californians over the age of 65 lives in poverty.

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"I thought we could retire on my medallion money. Unfortunately, that was not the case with Uber and Lyft."

- Ed

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4 Million

The state’s 65-and-older population is projected to grow by 4 million by 2030.

3/4

More than three-quarters of low-income older California tenants are rent-burdened.

$59K

The annual cost for a home health care aide is $59K, and is expected to go over $100k in the next 20 years.

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"When you get to my age you don’t get the kind of social interaction or praise people need to feel good."

- Francis

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70%

Seventy percent of baby boomers can expect to need some form of long-term care in their lifetime.

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  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • San Diego
  • Sacramento

Los Angeles

  • Rapid Growing Population

    11% of Los Angeles County’s population is over 65. By 2050, the percentage will nearly triple, to 29%.

  • Poverty

    13.2% of older adults live below the federal poverty level.

  • Housing

    80% of low-income seniors are rent-burdened. The number of homeless age 62 or older rose 22% in 2018, even as the overall homeless population has slightly dropped.

San Francisco

  • Rapid Growing Population

    14% of San Francisco County’s population is over 65. By 2050, the percentage will double, to 29%.

  • Poverty

    13.4% of seniors live below the federal poverty level.

  • Housing

    69.7% of low-income seniors are rent-burdened.

San Diego

  • Rapid Growing Population

    11% of San Diego County’s population is over 65. By 2050, the percentage will more than double, to 25%.

  • Poverty

    8.6% of seniors live below the federal poverty level.

  • Housing

    75.2% of seniors are rent-burdened.

Sacramento

  • Rapid Growing Population

    11% of Sacramento County’s population is over 65. By 2050, the percentage will double, to 22%.

  • Poverty

    9.8% of older adults live below the federal poverty level.

  • Housing

    85.2% of low-income seniors are rent-burdened.

California's at-risk senior population is growing at a frighteningly unsustainable rate.

California needs a master plan for aging that prepares us for the impending aging crisis and ensures seniors have access to long-term services and supports.

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