Central Coast seniors

San Luis Obispo County homelessness prevention advocates say they’re seeing an increase in elderly people seeking their services.

Rent costs in San Luis Obispo County have increased over 50% on average since 2013, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult for the elderly—the majority on Social Security—to keep up with the rise in costs.

Dave Kuykendall

There' s a nationwide movement to helps seniors age-in-place  in our communities, while remaining in their own homes and maintaining an active and vital lifestyle. It's called the "Village Movement." To learn more about it, KCBX's Tyler Pratt recently sat down with members of San Luis Obispo's own SLO Village, and spoke with Dave Kuykendall, Kay Emmons and Elizabeth Abrahams about the importance of working together to grow older.

Broadcast date: 5/12/16

Domestic violence, can occur across the lifespan to victims of all ages, including older adults. It can be viewed as a sub-set of the larger elder abuse problem. 

This week on Central Coast Voices, Kris Kington Barker talks with Joyce Ellen, Randy Harris, and Julie Cox from the Area Agency on Aging. They discuss the results of their recent Elder Needs Assessment study and will be able to give a current picture of the many facets and life situations of Central Coast seniors. They also share how our counties are working to address these needs.