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AM Alert: PPIC hosts panel on growing senior population

In addition to her job as office manger of the Audibel Hearing Aid Center, Maureen Locher, right, offers homemade cookies to senior customer Maurice Wright in Homosassa, Fla Sept. 10, 2014.
In addition to her job as office manger of the Audibel Hearing Aid Center, Maureen Locher, right, offers homemade cookies to senior customer Maurice Wright in Homosassa, Fla Sept. 10, 2014. AP

As part of a series of briefings sponsored by Public Policy Institute of California, a panel today will discuss the state’s growing senior population and the demand for services the boom will bring. Based on a projection that by 2030 the over-65 population will grow by 4 million people, the discussion will focus on the need for more resources, services, and health care professionals.

Panelists include PPIC research fellow Laurel Beck, Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown, D-San Bernardino, and Barbara O’Connor, an AARP board member.

The briefing is at noon at 1020 11th Street.

COLLEGE FAIR: The California State University expects more than 2,000 prospective college students in attendance at its ninth annual college fair. Information on admissions, financial aid, and academics for all 23 CSU campuses will be available for students and families. Loren Blanchard, the CSU executive vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, will attend. The fair is on Saturday ay 8:30 a.m. at CSU- Dominguez Hills in Carson.

SCHOOL SATURDAY: Two legislators will spend their Saturday helping students get ready to go back to school. Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, will collect school supplies by encouraging people to “Stuff the Bus” at 9 a.m. in a Dollar Tree parking lot in Arvin.

Free backpacks will be given away at an annual block party hosted by Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena. Live music, food, and classic cars will be included at the Pasadena get together starting at 11 a.m.

CELEBRATIONS: Happy Birthday to Assemblyman Brian Jones, R-Santee, who turns 47 on Sunday.

COMING SOON:An Unquiet Death: The Last Days of Jerome Lackner” will be available online at sacbee.com on Monday. The series will focus on the former California Department of Health Services leader’s painful death at 83, and the murder investigation that divided his family.

The serial runs in the print edition of The Bee Tuesday through Saturday.

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