Davis Enterprise: County’s aging alliance identifies gaps in services

October 9, 2013

The report, commissioned by the Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance, found that gaps in services for seniors have opened as the county’s population of residents over age 65 continues to grow and is expected to increase from 10 percent of the Yolo population in 2010 to 22 percent by 2050. Funding cuts, particularly at the federal level, were cited as the primary reason for service gaps.

In assessing the needs of seniors in the county, the alliance worked with a graduate student in the public health department at UC Davis. In her report, Claire Legendre-Sholl said cutbacks in the federal Older Americans Act nutrition programs have hit the Elderly Nutrition Program of Yolo County particularly hard.

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