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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Register now for GrayShore Summit on June 3

According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics and the Maryland Department of Planning Projections, the percent of people ages 65 and over living on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is growing at a faster rate than that age group in the state overall.

In 2015, 17.8% of Eastern Shore residents were age 65 and older, compared with 13.7% for the state. Projections for 2020 estimate that population at 19.7% and 15.4%, respectively.

According to the Business Economic and Community Outreach Network (BEACON) at Salisbury University, this “graying” of the Eastern Shore is bringing both challenges and opportunities to the region in areas of health care, housing, work force needs and the economy.

BEACON and MAC Inc., invite Delmarva leaders to a 2016 discussion on aging and the challenges that lie ahead for the Shore. The 2016 GrayShore Summit will be held Friday, June 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Perdue Family Living Well Education Center at MAC Inc.

The keynote speaker will be Howard Bedlin, vice president for Public Policy and Advocacy for the National Council on Aging. The cost is $15, which includes breakfast and lunch.

To register, call BEACON at 410-546-6001 or email

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