The Board of Directors hosted their  Annual Meeting July 24th. Thanks to all who attended to learn about Center operations. The 2017-18 Annual Report is now available. You can get a copy at the center and on our website. At the meeting, a few stats on NC and Rowan County’s Older adults were shared: NC ranks 9th nationally, both in total population and in the # of adults age 65 and older In 7 years, 1 in 5 North Carolinians will be age 65 and older (year 2025) In the next 20 years in Rowan County, people age 65 and older will increase 92% while state growth will increase 76% Today, Rowan County’s older adults, age 65 and older: -10.5%  are living below 100% of poverty level -27%  are living between 100-200% of poverty level -26% are living alone -40% have one or more disabilities -Approx. 800 adults, age 60+, are responsible for children under age 18 -Adults age 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s Disease in NC is expected to increase 31% in the next 7 yrs. Something to think about as we work together to respond to the growing needs of Older Adults in our County.