Between 2009 and 2014, the population in Centre County aged 60 and older grew by 20 percent, outpacing both state and national growth. As the Baby Boomer Generation ages, the Centre County Office of Aging expects this trend to continue and grow another 25 percent by 2020.
Additionally, many will be on fixed incomes and unable to pay for luxury nursing care. According the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, 21% percent of Centre County residents aged 60 or older have an annual income of less than $17,655.
To meet these trends, local nonprofit Centre Care embarked on building the largest of just three skilled nursing facilities licensed to accept Medicaid insurance in the county. But they need help.
Many community members have donated up to ensure high-quality, affordable, healthcare is in Centre County. Will you join them?