Hawaii's Aging Population

This week on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII, as 2011 marks the year when baby boomers begin to retire, we'll look at Hawaii's aging population. By 2035, the state expects more than a quarter of our residents to be over the age of 60. What will this mean for our economy, workforce, healthcare system and our families? What should we be doing now to prepare for an older population?

We'll explore these questions with experts from government, academic and non-profit perspectives. Guests include: Suzanne Chun Oakland (D), Hawaii State Senate; Cullen Hayashida, Director, KCC Kupuna Education Center; Wesley Lum, Director, State Executive Office on Aging; and Gary Powell, President, The Caregiver Foundation

This conversation was recorded on July 7, 2011 in the PBS Hawaii studio. Insights on PBS Hawaii is presented on Thursdays at 7:30.


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