Number of elderly rapidly increases


Monday, May 12th 2008, 12:53 pm
By: News 9


NEWS 9

The number of residents 65 years of age and older is the fastest growing demographic in the nation. There are currently nearly 80,000 seniors in Oklahoma County and another 162,000 will be added in the next 20 years. Community leaders are working now to prepare for the increase.

John Stewart with the United Way of Central Oklahoma came to the NEWS 9 studio with more.