By John Wadsworth
An aging population in Orange County means healthcare opportunities for senior providers will continue to rise. The elderly make up 12 percent of the Orange County population of 3.1 million, or about 370,000 residents. By 2035, it is estimated the elderly population in Orange County will nearly double to over 600,000. It is also noteworthy that during the years of 2000-2009, the population of Orange County in general grew by over 6 percent.