Contributed by The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
- Between 2010 and 2030, the number of older individuals in Northern Virginia will increase from 192,589 to 429,300. At that time, over 15% of the region’s population will be 65 or older.
- More than 20,000 older Northern Virginians currently live in poverty, and 28% of older households can be considered economically insecure, and an additional 31% are financially vulnerable.
- The rate of older adults without health insurance in Northern Virginia is about three times higher than the national and Virginia rates.
- Demand for assisted living services has more than doubled over the last two decades, while older Northern Virginians are using traditional nursing home care at about half the rate of the rest of the State of Virginia.
- Twice as many older Northern Virginians live with a relative other than a spouse than the national average
- Awarded $2.2 million in grants to nonprofits, interfaith groups and schools addressing critical community needs
- Awarded $240,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors in our region
- Reported approximately $32 million in philanthropic funds established by individual and corporate donors.
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