The Danbury Aging in Place Council is holding a walking tour downtown this afternoon. According to the latest census data available, more than 9,200 of the 80,000-plus people who live in Danbury are over the age of 65.
The Council says national trends show that over the next 20 years that number is expected to increase by nearly 32-percent. The Danbury Aging in Place Council says this dramatic demographic shift presents a unique opportunity and challenge. They'll bel announcing their response to this profound and permanent demographic shift.
The service providers and community leaders formed the Council in 2012 to give older residents the opportunity to live safely, independently, and with dignity in the home of their choice.
The walking tour will be kicked off with comments from Mayor Mark Boughton at 2:30 outside Kimberly Place on Main Street.