Financial scams in San Mateo County are disproportionately affecting senior citizens, leading to a surge in seniors seeking help from local authorities.
By 2030, almost a quarter of San Mateo County’s population is expected to be older than 65. San Mateo city officials are exploring how to address housing affordability for an aging demographic.
Cindy Hofen runs a Palo Alto business helping seniors sort through a lifetime’s worth of possessions and move into assisted living facilities. As baby boomers age, there is increasing need for her services.
The Alameda County Transportation Commission has started funding classes that encourage seniors to exercise regularly and walk or use public transit to get to their destinations.