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Inequities found in how well healthcare providers listen to older adults’ preferences

Recent data from the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston shows that nearly three-fourths of Americans aged 50 and older feel that healthcare providers consider their care preferences, but stark racial and socioeconomic inequities persist. While 83 percent of white adults… Continue Reading →

Elder Index update: Older adults face continuing economic insecurity

New estimates from the Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston find that millions of older adults, especially those living alone, continue to live on incomes that fall below the Elder IndexTM,  a county-by-county measure of the income needed by adults aged… Continue Reading →

NCOA, LTSS Center create Equity in Aging Research Fellowship

Doctoral student Molly Wylie named inaugural fellow for 2022-23. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston have partnered to create an Equity in Aging Research Fellowship. The one-year graduate research position supports both organizations’… Continue Reading →

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