Creating Good Places to Age in New Jersey

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
January 1, 1970

Our population is growing older. As of 2012, more than 2.3 million New Jersey residents (26.6 percent of the population) were at least 55 years old, with more than half of that total over the age of 65. The trend will only get more pronounced as the huge Baby Boomer cohort ages. Is New Jersey ready, from a land-use perspective, for the coming growth in its older population? Does the state have enough of the kinds of places that provide the housing and transportation options that older adults are likely to be seeking as they age? What can local leaders do to make their towns more aging-friendly?

  • Tim Evans, Director of Research, New Jersey Future
  • Melissa Chalker: New Jersey Foundation for Aging
  • Rebecca Feldman: Councilwoman, Town of Morristown

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