San José

Preparing for an Aging Silicon Valley

Lunchtime Forum

We’re improving the SPUR event registration process.
SPUR has launched a new ticketing system and we're asking you to register for each event that you're planning to attend. This will help us keep you informed of any changes that may occur and enable us to better tailor our programming to your interests.


Popular culture often shows Silicon Valley as a mecca for young adults, but the region is also home to a considerable proportion of older adults, especially those on the cusp of retiring. Colloquially known as the “silver tsunami,” this wave of new retirees may have massive effects on the economy and land use of the South Bay. But will this population even remain in the Bay Area? If they leave, how will the housing market be impacted by their vacated homes? What ramifications will this shift have on the health care industry? Come explore these questions and more. Co-presented by AARP and Kaiser Permanente.  Generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente

+ Fred Buzo / AARP
+ Irene Chavez / Kaiser Permanente
+ Issi Romem / MetroSight


Free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members

Pre-registration is required >>

When registering, please use the same email address that you use to receive SPUR emails.

Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to [email protected] or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.