Through the generous support of The Akron Community Foundation, Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities contracted with The Center for Community Solutions to produce a report analyzing the current state of Summit County older adults, their expected needs in the future, and the financial impact of providing long term care to this population. Currently older adults make up 22 percent of the Summit County population with large growth in this age group expected over the next ten to twenty years. Older adults are projected to be thirty percent of the county population by 2030, with a predicted 150,000 individuals over sixty and 379,000 individuals under sixty. As the population ratios shift, will Summit County be able to provide the supports and services that will enable older adults to maintain independence for as long as desirable and thrive as active members of the community? The needs assessment and analysis of financial impact of the cost of long term care provided answers to the questions leaders in the aging community ask as they are adjusting to the increased demand for community based aging related programming and services.