UNCC Gerontology & Charlotte Meck 50+

Dr. Montoro-Rodriguez, Sociologist and Director of the Gerontology Program, will study the needs of Charlotte area seniors through “Meck50+”, a study led by UNC Charlotte and funded by the Southminster continuing care retirement community.
Unprecedented demographic changes including the retirement of the Baby Boomer generation pose new challenges for individuals, families, and communities. As Charlotte and Mecklenburg County experience rapid growth and influx of older adults it is of interest to local governments, community-based organizations, the private sector and other community members to understand more accurately the health status and the array of programs needed to serve older adults in the community.