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:
Information about aging issues and resources in Missouri: https://health.mo.gov/seniors/
Profile of Older Americans ACL: https://acl.gov/aging-and-disability-in-america/data-and-research/profile-older-americans
Projected Future Growth of the Older Population: https://acl.gov/aging-and-disability-in-america/data-and-research/projected-future-growth-older-population
AARP Livable Communities and Info: https://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/archives/
Administration for Community Living (ACL) Data & Research: https://acl.gov/aging-and-disability-in-america/data-and-research
Tools for Financial Security Later in Life Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Missouri Family to Family: https://mofamilytofamily.org/ Free supports to people with disabilities and their families
Affordable Connectivity Program: 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. Learn more here
COVID-19 vaccine info from the state of Missouri: here.
Building and 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