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          49 (Weber)

          As Introduced  March 19, 2015

          Majority vote

          |Committee       |Votes |Ayes                  |Noes                |
          |Aging           |7-0   |Brown, Hadley,        |                    |
          |                |      |Gipson, Gray, Levine, |                    |
          |                |      |Lopez, Mathis         |                    |
          |                |      |                      |                    |

          SUMMARY:  Declares the Legislature's support of older Californians  
          by continuing the state's commitment to them in specified ways.   
          Specifically, this resolution: 

          1)Finds that older Californians have worked all their lives, built  
            our state, and defended our nation, among other things, and thus  
            deserve a dignified, secure and independent retirement for their  

          2)Describes characteristics of the 60 plus population anticipated  


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            to reach 12 million by 2030, many living longer and working  
            longer than past generations, many of whom are reliant upon  
            local, state and federal services to be independent, safe, and  
            to maintain a dignified life.  

          3)Acknowledges that in times of economic downturn seniors are  
            subjected to greater instances of poverty, hunger and  
            homelessness, and are increasingly subjected to fraud, scams,  
            exploitation and abuse which deprives them of dignity, financial  
            security, and access to quality health care.  

          FISCAL EFFECT:  None

          COMMENTS:  This resolution is a message to Legislative colleagues  
          that the recent economic downturn disproportionately impacted  
          services relied upon by older people, and that their sacrifices  
          are acknowledged and honored as the state moves forward into a new  
          era.  The aging of the population will bring about a nationwide  
          wave of lifestyle changes, opening of new markets, and conclusions  
          of others, shifts in real estate prices, potential increases in  
          the cost of health, custodial, and long-term care, while placing  
          heavy caregiving demands upon a smaller number of available family  
          members.  The enormous burden of paying for services that are not  
          planned for individually will be borne by a decreasing number of  
          workers, which underscores the prudent objectives of legislators  
          engaged in reforming today's systems of care.  

          Just as the "Baby Boom" generation had an impact on the  
          educational system and the labor market, this large cohort of 21st  
          century elders will strain services and programs designed for a  
          20th century elderly population.  


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          Analysis Prepared by:                               Robert  
          MacLaughlin / AGING & L.T.C. / (916) 319-3990         FN: 0000220