Becoming old and aging is a part of life that nobody can avoid. However, it is important to remember there are resources available to help target almost any obstacles for seniors, baby boomers and the aging in the America.
Quick Stats about Senior Citizens, Baby Boomers and The Aging Americans
The number of people who were 65 and older in the United States on July 1, 2014. This group accounted for 14.5 percent of the total population. The 65 and older population grew from 44.7 million in 2013.
Source: 2014 Population Estimates
Projected population of people 65 and older in 2060. People in this age group would comprise nearly one in four U.S. residents at that time. Of this number, 19.7 million would be 85 or older.
Source: 2014 National Population Projections, Census.gov
Projected number of baby boomers in 2060. At that time, the youngest baby boomers would be 96 years old.
Source: Population Estimates and Projections, Census.gov
The year in which, for the first time, the population 65 and older would outnumber people younger than 18 in the U.S.
Source: 2014 National Population Projections, Census.gov
Below are some of the useful resources for senior citizens, baby boomers and the aging individuals in America to help with any questions.
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia
National Institute on Aging — Information on Alzheimer’s Disease including symptoms, general information, coping, and treatment of the disease.
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center– Information and different ways to rate cognitive and functional performance related to Alzheimer Disease.
Memory and Aging Center — A list of dementia resources available including websites, books, articles, and videos.
Alzheimer’s Association — Learn about Alzheimer’s Disease and recent news on it.
Alzheimer’s , Dementia, and Driving — Information, resources, and support on Alzheimer’s Disease.
Assistive Technology and Aging
Sage Advice Information and help with assistive technology.
CODI — Information on assistive technology resources for people with disabilities.
Intellectual Disabilities, Aging & Dementia — Information and help for people with disabilities, including research and training.
The Family Caregiver Handbook — Information and help to find caregiver support and resources based out of Massachusetts.
Caregiver Resources— A collection of various links for caregivers on topics from resource materials to finances.
Patient/ Caregiver Resources— Guidance and a list of websites on how to find the proper help after receiving a diagnoses.
Other Resources— Various websites with caregiver information.
Resources for Caregivers of Elders— Educational resources for caring for the elderly.
Consumer Protection & the Elderly
Elder Consumer Protection Program– A progressive and educational program for professionals on general and legal topics for the elderly.
Internet Resources for Gerontology — Information on The Elderly Abuse and Exploitation Project.
Molly Bish Center– Information on a center focusing on the protection of the elderly.
Disability and Aging
Maine Aging Resources — A wide variety of resources and links for adults, seniors, and children with disabilities.
Aging Resources Available at the Center for Disabilty Resources Library– Resources available for elderly with disabilities.
Aging and Disability — Resources available promoting aging and disability resources.
Disability Programs — Information for people who are on disability through social security.
Disability Research Institute — A page of various resources of online information for elderly people with disabilities.
Elder Law– A resource page of links of elder law information and research guides.
Aging with Dignity– A medical directive in 20 languages giving the patient 5 wishes the elderly patient wants to have made.
Older People Work Longer for Less– A resource available that helps older people claim their rights and challenge discrimination.
International Federation on Aging — Information on an international non-governmental organization who believes in positive change for older people throughout the world.
Exercise and Fitness
The Age Antidote – Information on the effects exercise has on the brain.
Physical Exercise Protects Your Brain as it Ages- Statistics — Information on how physical exercise helps an aging brain.
Regular Exercise Helps Protect Muscles in Elderly From Soreness, Injury– An article wrote on the evidence of why exercise is important and beneficial to the elderly.
A Place for Mom— Local Senior Living Advisors offer personalized guidance at no charge to caregivers as they search for the right senior care for a loved one.
Resource Page for Nursing Home Social Workers– Information about nursing homes and social work services.
Family Resource Center– A list of skilled nursing home resources.
Nursing Homes– Resources on nursing homes and different units available.
Before Moving into a Nursing Home– An article about what you should consider before moving into s nursing home.
Resource Center on Aging — A center providing information and education on the elderly and nursing home resources.
Mental Health and Aging
Mental Health and Aging– A resource for mental illness and the aging web links.
Center for Mental Health and Aging– A center for education, testing, and disseminating information on the aging and mental health.
Mental Health & Aging Project– A program offering education, training, and consults for clinicians.
Center for Mental Health and Aging– A center dedicated on improving lives of older people living in the community.
Mental Health & Aging — A project devoted to educating and strengthening networks for older adults with mental problems.
National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project– A study geared towards finding ways to improve health as people age.
Transportation and Mobility
The Mobility Needs of Older Americans: Implications for Transportation Reauthorization– An article about the importance of transportation for the elderly.
Safe Mobility for Older Persons– Information on effects elderly driving has on society and the negative consequences for older people.
Healthy Aging Column- Transportation for the Aging Population — Information on the increased number of traffic accidents caused by the elderly.
Pedestrian Mobility Aids for the Elderly– Information on the elderly and how important it is to have mobility.
Workforce & Aging
Aging & Work– Information on the aging in the workforce.
Economics of the Aging Revolution– Information and web links in defense for the elderly at work.
Workers Affected by Chronic Conditions: How can workplace policies and programs help?– An article on workplace policies and chronic conditions and the effects on elderly people.
AGS Foundation for Health in Aging — Resources for the elderly in the workplace.
Programs— A program from the School of Labor & Industrial Relations dealing with laws against discrimination of the elderly in the workplace.
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