ASA has joined with the We Stand With Seniors initiative, launched by West Health and The SCAN Foundation, in calling upon California’s major-party gubernatorial candidates to engage in a debate on important issues affecting older Californians.
In encourging the candidates to participate ASA pointed out the following salient facts:
- Californians age 55 and older make up 45 percent of the state’s voters.
- Seniors are the state’s fastest growing demographic, making it vital for the candidates to speak to them, address their issues and gain their support.
- With millennials and other adult children playing a greater role in caring for loved ones, senior issues don’t just impact older adults, but entire families.
To learn more about the initiative, visit We Stand With Seniors and follow #StandWithSeniors on social media.