As the first baby boomers reach retirement age, Virginia, like much of the rest of the world, is poised to experience a dramatic and unprecedented aging of the population. It is projected that the number of Virginians age 60 and over will more than double between the year 2000 and 2030. In just over two decades, one in four Virginians will be age 60 or over and these “seniors” will comprise a higher proportion of the Commonwealth’s population than Florida has today. This “age wave” can be expected to impact all aspects of life for both young and old and will necessarily affect how state agencies serve the Commonwealth.
House Bill 2624 from the 2007 General Assembly session amended §2.2-5510 of the Code of Virginia. State agencies are required to submit reports on their progress in addressing the impact of the aging population to the Virginia Division for the Aging (VDA) by November 15 of each year. VDA is required to prepare a summary of these reports and submit this summary to the Governor and the General Assembly by June 30th.
A copy of the VDA report to the governor and the General Assembly for 2008 is available in PDF format. Copies of the reports received from other state agencies in response to HB 2624 are available below.
Secretary of Administration
Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry
Secretary of Commerce and Trade
Secretary of Education
Secretary of Finance
Secretary of Health and Human Resources
Secretary of Natural Resources
Secretary of Public Safety
Secretary of Technology
Secretary of Transportation