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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 in 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.
Driver Safety: Safe Driving as We Age National Institute on Aging Research, Discussion, Tips on Safe Driving
Driver Safety: Safe Driving as We Age from the Clearinghouse for Older Road User Safety (ChoRUS), a project of the Roadway Safety Foundation.
Elder Justice: Get the Facts on Elder Abuse: NCOA
Elder Justice: National Center on Law & Elder Rights
Financial Security Later in Life Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Food Resource: Show Me Food – Local Food Finder
Missouri Family to Family Free supports for people with disabilities and their families and caregivers