Important Issues for Seniors
Today, in the United States. older adults—65 and over—represent 13 percent of the population. By 2030, one in every five people living in the US will be over the age of 65. This aging of America is fueled by 72 million baby boomers aging through the life cycle in combination with a profound increase in longevity. Average life expectancy doubled from the mid-thirties in the 19th century to age 78 today.
Local Resources for Seniors
Columbus Township residents over age 65 have several programs and resources available.
2000: Total Population = 4,615
2010: Total Population = 4,070
2040: Projected Population = 3,794
Source: Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
Richmond Lenox EMS provides transportation services for Columbus Township residents.
- Prescheduled medical and personal service trips
- Service includes loading/unloading, including wheelchair and disability assistance
- No charge (donations accepted)
- Call 586.749.7713
Washington Life Center
Lakeshore Legal Aid
Planning for Future Needs of the Community
Understanding How the Township May Age
St. Clair County, Michigan