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NASW-NC Member Bill Lamb Featured in North Carolina Health News

Thursday, March 7, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Seth Maid
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North Carolina Health News

 

With little budget leeway, advocates bring growing needs of older NC residents to NCGA

The 65-plus population in North Carolina will keep growing like daffodils after a wet spring, no matter what the General Assembly chooses to do. That’s the message about ongoing demographic shifts that advocates for older people took to the legislature as work on the biennial budget begins in earnest.

 

By 2037, North Carolinians over 65 will outnumber those 17 and younger, Bill Lamb of Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care told Hudson McCormick, the legislative aide to Rep. Julie von Haefen (D-Apex), in her office.

 

“You’ll have more older people than you’ll have children,” Lamb said. “We’re thinking about building schools —  we ought to be thinking about building senior centers.”

 

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