Fastest-growing demographic active, vibrant
Jennifer Ffrench-Parker | 9/13/2013, 4:17 a.m.
As a region, metro Atlantans are getting older and adults ages 45 to 64 make up the fastest-growing segment.
The Atlanta Regional Commission estimates that the region’s senior population will double between 2000 and 2015. By 2030, it says that one in five Atlantans will be over the age of 60.
The dramatic rate of growth can be seen in DeKalb County, where the number of adults ages 45 to 64 increased by 37,703 to 169,035 in the decade between 2000 and 2010.
But these seniors are not of the rocking-chair variety. They are more active, work out, and dance and travel. They are squeezing everything they can out of life.
To celebrate them, CrossRoadsNews is hosting the Sept. 21, 2013, Senior/Baby Boomer Expo at the Mall at Stonecrest in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, Oakhurst Medical Centers, and Piedmont WellStar.
The noon-to-5 p.m. expo, taking place on the mall’s lower level between Kohl’s and Dillard’s, is chock-full of information and resources to encourage seniors to continue to embrace life.
There will be health screenings, information on Medicare options, the new health care marketplace, prize giveaways, and lots of great entertainment to lure them down memory lane.
Seniors also will walk down the runway in fashions from Ashley Stewart and Zoom de Italy menswear.
And nearly two dozen exhibitors ranging from health care providers to restaurants will be in the house. Seniors who visit 15 exhibitors can enter a drawing for a $250 Mall at Stonecrest gift card.
It is not to be missed.