May 29, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE—Mayor Richard J. Berry and Department of Senior Affairs Director Jorja Armijo-Brasher will participate in a conversation regarding our aging population and how the City of Albuquerque will prepare for this demographic change. Several City of Albuquerque Department Directors and key staff will brainstorm ideas on how city departments can work better together to address some of the following demographic statistics:
- 50% or more of the New Mexico population will be 50 years old and older by the year 2030
- New Mexico will rank 4th in the nation in regard to the percentage of its population 65 years old and older
- There will be more individuals aged 65 and older than individuals aged 18 and younger
- People will live longer after retirement than years employed
Mayor Berry will kick off the discussion this morning. “It is important that we continue to be forward thinking in our city in regards to making Albuquerque an age-friendly community.” said Mayor Richard J. Berry. “I am confident that today’s discussion will generate some great ideas.”
The City of Albuquerque’s Department of Senior Affairs provides a wide array of services for citizens in the community. For more information regarding the Department of Senior Affairs, contact the Senior Affairs Information & Assistance Program at (505) 764-6400, Monday – Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.