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Friday, April 10 • 1:45pm - 3:10pm
FR1.45.01 Housing the Senior Surge: Emerging Issues as the Boomers Pass 60

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The number of people in the US aged 60 and older is projected to grow considerably between now and 2030. As the population ages, demand for housing and services and shifts in behaviors among the middle-aged and elderly will affect our nation in a variety of ways, many of which are only now coming into focus. As the emerging shifts become clearer, we are able to discern differences in regional population changes, characteristics of housing that can best meet a range of home and locational needs, and transportation activities. This panel brings together experts to discuss their research on changes and challenges related to population shifts, housing needs, and mobility practices. The panel will begin with a presentation of population growth scenarios that highlight the ways in which demographic changes likely will be uneven across the country and how changes could affect housing markets and other sectors differentially. Findings from a major study of housing, health and mobility needs of older adults leads to policy and practice implications for supporting the well-being of older citizens. The increase in the elderly population will bring growth in the number of people with a disability. Two papers present findings from a national study of housing discrimination against people who are deaf and people who use wheelchairs. The panel will conclude with a consideration of the interplay of health and transportation behaviors among the elderly and how behaviors differ by gender and income.

The Senior Surge: How the Baby Boomers' Aging Will Transform U.S. Regions
Rolf Pendall, Urban Institute

Housing America's Older Adults: Preparing for an Aging Population
Jennifer Molinsky, Joint Center for Housing Studies

Housing Discrimination Against People Who Are Deaf or Extremely Hard of Hearing
Margery Turner, Urban Institute; Robert Santos, Urban Institute; Diane Levy, Urban Institute; Doug Wissoker, Urban Institute; Claudia Aranda, Urban Institute; Robert Pitintolo, Urban Institute

Discrimination in the Rental Housing Market against People Who Use Wheelchairs: National Study Findings
Margery Turner, Urban Institute; Robert Santos, Urban Institute; Diane Levy, Urban Institute; Doug Wissoker, Urban Institute; Claudia Aranda, Urban Institute; Robert Pitingolo, Urban Institute

Understanding older drivers: An examination of medical conditions, medication use, and travel behavior
Sandra Rosenbloom, University of Texas at Austin; Robert Santos, Urban Institute; Tim Tripplet, Urban Institute


Claudia Aranda

Urban Institute

Jennifer Molinsky

Joint Center for Housing Studies
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Rolf Pendall

Dir., Metro Housing & Communities Ctr, Urban Institute
Population, housing, and land use: Future scenarios and implications for mobility in cities, regions, and the nation
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Robert Pitingolo

Research Associate, Urban Institute

Sandra Rosenbloom

University of Texas at Austin


Diane Levy

Urban Institute

Friday April 10, 2015 1:45pm - 3:10pm
Balmoral (2nd floor)