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Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities Annual Survey: Impact of the Aging Population

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
07/15/15  10:21 PM PST
Disability survey

Originally posted by the Office of the Governor – Greg Abbott Committee on People with Disabilities

The Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities conducts an annual survey on an aspect of living in Texas with a disability.  This year the Committee is interested in examining the impact of the aging population across our ten issue areas, which are: access, communication, education, emergency management, health, housing, recreation, transportation, veterans and workforce.

Today, people are living longer and the U.S. population in general is increasingly older.  Beginning in 2005, Texas has experienced the largest annual population growth of any state.  Seniors, those over 65 years of age, are projected to more than triple in size from 2010 to 2050, approaching 7.9 million. The age category including those 45 to 64 years of age is projected to be the second fastest growing age group, growing 55% by 2050 to a population of over 9.3 million.  Much of the population growth in Texas is projected to come from the large urban counties of Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, Bexar, and Travis, but the fastest growth is projected to occur in the suburban rings surrounding these counties.  (data from Texas State Demographer reports)

About the Survey (s):

This year the survey will be divided into two parts.  Part 1 will be available during the month of July.  Part 2 will be available for the month of August.

Alternative formats are available in large print, Spanish or can be voiced out by phone with assistance of staff.  For any alternative format, email or call Stephanie.Myers@gov.texas.gov or 512-463-5739.

Si a usted le gustaría aprovechar esta encuesta en español por favor envíe un correo electrónico a Stephanie Myers @ Stephanie.myers@gov.texas.gov

**Local Mayor’s Committee’s on People with Disabilities, Centers for Independent Living, and Area Agencies on Aging are encouraged to share the survey email and link with their local communities.

Find the original posting here.