Davis Enterprise: Yolo County grapples with silver tsunami

October 5, 2014

The long-awaited silver tsunami has arrived.

Baby boomers hitting their senior years are the fastest growing population in Yolo County and have been for a while, increasing demand for everything from health care to respite care, affordable senior housing to basic safety-net services like food assistance.

At the same time, the prolonged recession resulted in funding cuts for many programs targeting seniors, something Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada of Davis saw close up while chairing the Assembly’s Committee on Aging.