How the ADA Impacts Seniors

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


The 2000 U.S. Census found that 41.9% of adults 65 years and older identified themselves as having a disability and we know that the 2010 findings will reflect an even greater number. We also know that the leading edge of the Baby Boom generation is now over 60 and this constitutes a huge portion of society who is likely to experience changes in their ability to function that may not constitute a disability but are likely to affect everyday life nonetheless. This session will explore the issues and discuss how the ADA addresses the rights of seniors with disabilities and strategies that can be used by service providers and individuals to meet their needs and protect the rights of seniors with disabilities.


Robbyn Wacker Assistant Vice President and Professor, University of Northern Colorado