When we hear the word “homeless” we don’t often think of elderly people. Unfortunately, the number of homeless senior citizens is on the rise in America. We are privileged to know and work with many aging and elderly people at CCO. We are enriched by their wisdom and experience.
In 2008, The Department of Human and Urban Development reported there were 43,450 individuals in homeless shelters over the age of 61. Estimates for the next ten years predict the elderly homeless population will increase by 33 percent and this number will increase to fifty-four percent by 2050.