The City of Bonner Springs is striving to become a Community for All Ages by utilizing the tools provided by the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC).
There are three levels of recognition: Bronze for awareness, Silver for assessment and Gold for Implementation. Each level of recognition requires completion of set tasks that can be included in already-existing processes and programs and Bonner Springs is committed to achieving these goals for the betterment of our community.
At the January 9th, 2023 City Council meeting, the City will be accepting the Bronze level designation from MARC to reflect the efforts taken to become a community for all ages.
Anticipated Demographic Changes
Why it matters:
There are now more people over age 65 than at any other time in American History.
Our average life expectancy has risen from 47.3 years in 1900 to 78.3 years today.
By 2030, 20 percent of Americans, 75 million people, will be 65 or older compared to 42 million today. The number of those 85 and older will be close to 21 million.