Charlotte Magazine: As ‘Silver Tsunami’ Hits, Agencies Serving Older Adults Play Catch-Up

Older adults
Friday, February 2, 2018

Gerontology program director Julian Montoro-Rodriguez talks with Charlotte Magazine about UNC Charlotte's efforts to help the city respond to the needs of its rapidly growing senior population.

by: Greg Lacour

FOUR YEARS AGO, Stephen Phillips and his wife, Barbara, finally heeded their adult daughters’ pleas—just short of commands—to move near one of them. The Phillipses were native Northeasterners who lived in Connecticut. One daughter lives in Denver, the other in Charlotte. It occurred to the women that it’d be good for their parents, then past 70, to be in the same town as one of them, just in case. Colorado was too cold. So Charlotte it was.