The Rural Ontario Institute's highlights for the July Focus are:
Different regions have different patterns of aging. Some show a faster increase in the number of seniors and some show a faster increase in the senior dependency ratio (i.e. the number of seniors per person in the working age population),
Only four of the 27 non-metro census divisions show growth above the provincial average in both dimensions of aging.
Among the conclusions stand:
There are two important dimensions of an aging community – the growth in the number of seniors and the growth in the senior dependency ratio,
Many regions have a higher growth in one dimension and a lower growth in the other dimension,
These different patterns have different implications on policies related to services for seniors.
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