For the first time in US history, older adults are projected to outnumber children by 2034. This presents opportunities as well as challenges. Recognizing this turning point can provide the catalyst needed to revisit policies and practices to support all ages. Some informative sources for more information on the changing demographics and aging in Missouri and the US:
Aging Services Missouri – Missouri Division of Senior & Disability Services and Information in Missouri
Affordable Connectivity Program (ACT): a federal program to provide up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $100 in one-time assistance with purchasing a device.
Financial Security Later in Life Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Feeding Missouri: Interactive Map to Locate Food Pantry and Food Resources in each county
Missouri Family to Family Free supports to people with disabilities and their families
Sustaining Effective Behavioral Health Care for Older Adults: Strategies and Considerations.
The toolkit highlights key engagement and sustainability strategies that will help advance efforts to improve behavioral health outcomes among older adults. From the E4 Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Disparities in Aging
Safe Driving as We Age National Institute on Aging Research, Discussion, Tips on Safe Driving and Alternatives
Safe Driving as We Age from the Clearinghouse for Older Road User Safety (ChoRUS), a project of the Roadway Safety Foundation.