Aging Population

According to 2010 census data from the United States Census Bureau, an estimated 9.6 percent of the Orange County population is over the age of 65. 

The Orange County Department on Aging is a resource for the aging population in the area. The department offers various services to aging residents of Orange County, and it also maintains two senior centers.

The Central Orange Senior Center is located at 103 Meadowlands Drive in Hillsborough, and the Robert & Pearl Seymour Center is located at 2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill.

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Orange County senior Joe Acciarito shoots pool at the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center in Chapel Hill, which he visits six times a week.

Growing pains for growing older

In the next 20 years, the over-60-year-old population in Orange County is projected to increase by 83 percent, and the community is searching for solutions to accommodate this massive, quickly growing demographic.