May 16, 2018

A severe shortage of affordable housing is the greatest threat to Long Beach seniors, one that could possibly get worse as the city’s population grows older, according to an analysis released Tuesday morning.

The study analyzed gaps in the city’s services for residents older than 50; it painted, officials said, a “grim picture” of how many threats to their quality of life seniors face.

The analysis was released during Aging Reimagined 2.0, a seminar focused on creating better coordination and communication among city, academic, nonprofit and private organizations to improve senior care. During the seminar, the city’s health department also unveiled its new office on aging, called the Long Beach Healthy Aging Center, which will oversee the different programs to help seniors.

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