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New Report Ranks Elder Economic Insecurity in 100 Largest U.S. Metro Areas

Older adults in every one of America’s large metropolitan areas face serious challenges affording their local cost of living. But the scale of economic insecurity varies dramatically, depending on what city those older adults call home. A new report by… Continue Reading →

Transforming the Future of Aging

Bei Wu works toward improving health status through research and policy If the world of academic gerontology had a rock star, it would be Bei Wu, MS ‘97, PhD ’00. Recognized for her extensive research and pursued by top tier… Continue Reading →

Elder Index at Work: A Texas Area Agency on Aging Tracks the True Cost of Rural Living for Older Adults

This is the first in a series of stories about how people across the country are using the Elder Index to understand the true cost of living for older adults and its economic implications. If you know someone who would… Continue Reading →

The Age-Friendly Movement: How it Grew and What Plans for an Older Future Could Achieve

The age-friendly movement is being embraced in small towns, cities and even states across the country. All of them see populations growing older and recognize that they must adapt. They are assessing needs and creating plans so their communities will… Continue Reading →

Crucial Support for Senior Affordable Housing at Risk in Tax Reform Legislation

By Len Fishman Low-income elder Americans face a housing crisis today. We don’t have nearly enough decent, affordable housing for them, and our country’s aging population is adding waves of new seniors to the waiting lists every day. States and… Continue Reading →

How Weaker Affordable Care Act Would Squeeze Hospital Finances

This article originally appeared on STAT on Oct. 11, 2017 By Joel S. Weissman, Marc A. Cohen and Amanda Reich While the Trump administration and the Republican-led Congress failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, a number of… Continue Reading →

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