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Governor’s Committee conducts Impact on Aging survey

Monday, August 17, 2015
Source: Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities.

The Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities is conducting its annual survey on an aspect of living in Texas. The survey will conclude at the end of September.

This year the committee is interested in examining the impact of the aging population across 10 issue areas: access, communication, education, emergency management, health, housing, recreation, transportation, veterans and workforce.

People are living longer, and the U.S. population is increasingly getting older. Beginning in 2005, Texas has experienced the largest annual population growth of any state.

Seniors, those older than 65 years of age, are projected to more than triple from 2010 to 2050. This will mean the number of seniors will approach about 7.9 million. The age category of people 45 to 64 years old is projected to be the second fastest growing age group. That demographic is estimated to increase 55 percent by 2050 to a population more than 9.3 million.

Population growth in Texas is projected to come from large urban areas in and surrounding Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, Bexar and Travis counties, stated Texas State Demographer reports.

This year the survey will be divided into two parts.  
> Take Part 1 of the survey, the Impact of the Aging Population Survey.  
> Take Part 2 of the survey, the Aging Related Disabilities Survey.

Alternative survey formats are available in large print, Spanish or can be voiced out by phone with assistance of staff.  For any alternative format, contact at Stephanie.Myers@gov.texas.gov or 512-463-5739.

Si a usted le gustaría aprovechar esta encuesta en español por favor envíe un correo electrónico a Stephanie Myers, Stephanie.myers@gov.texas.gov.

> Visit the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities website.
> Learn about the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area.
> Discover the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Capital Area.

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