It is estimated that about 40% of Santa Clara County homeless are older adults aged 55 or older. By 2030, an estimated 400,000 Santa Clara County residents will be 65 an older, making up for one-fifth of the population. Some have called the growing older adult homeless population locally and around California a “silver tsunami.” Join AARP California for a conversation with Dr. Margot Kushel as we explore the data further and discuss the complex interactions between health and homelessness, as well as potential solutions to prevent and address the issue.

Margot Kushel, MD is a Professor of Medicine and Division Chief at the Division of Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations and UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative .Dr. Kushel’s research focuses on reducing the burden of homelessness on health through examining efforts to prevent and end homelessness and mitigating the effects of housing instability on health care outcomes. She uses a variety of research methodologies with an aim towards informing the development of programs and policies to end homelessness via understanding the complex interactions between health and housing. She has a particular interest in homelessness in older adults and homelessness in medically complicated individuals.

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May 16th
11:30AM - 12:30PM
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