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
ACL- Administration for Community Living – Profile of Older Adults in US
ACL: Projected Future Growth of the Older Population
AARP Livable Communities and Info
Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of the Elderly and Disabled MO Hotline
Administration for Community Living (ACL) Data & Research
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.
COVID-19 vaccine info from the state of Missouri
COVID Information: Accessing Benefits and Supports for Older Adults with Long COVID: Recording and Resource Guide
Financial Security Later in Life Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Get the Facts on Elder Abuse: NCOA
National Center on Law & Elder Rights
Missouri Family to Family Free supports to people with disabilities and their families
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
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.