State’s chief economist to address senior issues

Dr. Pearl Imada Iboshi, chief economist and economic research administrator with the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, is coming to Kaua‘i to talk about the impact of Hawai’i’s aging population on the state’s economy.

Iboshi will be the featured speaker at an informational meeting hosted by the county’s Agency on Elderly Affairs.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Lihu‘e Civic Center, Pi‘ikoi Building, conference rooms A and B.

Other topics to be covered at the meeting include:

• An overview of the development of the state and county’s four-year Area Plan on Aging for October 2007 to September 2011.

• Report on a state planning conference, Designing Livable Communities for an Aging Society, including recommendations on issues, barriers and actions for aging programs.

• Video on the Baby Boomer generation.

Anyone interested in attending the meeting should call the Agency on Elderly Affairs for more information at 241-4470.

Seating will be limited.

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