The city known for its outstanding schools is seeing a new population trend. Richardson residents are getting older.


According to an analysis in the Dallas Morning News: “The graying of Richardson becomes more apparent. In 1970, just barely 6 percent of the population was 55 and over. By 2010, that number gets close to 24 percent. By 2010, adults of age 55 and over surpass the number of children in Richardson for the first time.”


And today, that number has reached 26 percent, according to Nielsen Pop-Facts Demographic Snapshot 2016 reported by the Richardson Economic Development Partnership.


To address the needs of this specific population, the Richardson Chamber has formed a new networking group for providers of senior services.


“The purpose of this group is to bring together organizations and people who can connect with each other and provide referrals, education and support for the senior population of our community,” said Sylvia Palmer, member services manager. “The members will cover a large number of service providers that address senior needs, such as real estate, assisted living, estate planning and much more.”


For more information, contact Sylvia at 972-792-2816, or attend a meeting at the Chamber, from 8:30-10 a.m. Sept. 20 (and every third Thursday.)