Volume 12 Issue 1 - May 2011
Did You Know? Administration on Aging Offers Statistics and Resources
Statistics on Older Americans
The older population--persons 65 years or older--numbered 39.6 million in 2009. They represented 12.9% of the U.S. population, about one in every eight Americans. By 2030, there will be about 72.1 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2000. People 65+ represented 12.4% of the population in the year 2000 but are expected to grow to be 19% of the population by 2030.
Reports and Data:
- Profile of Older Americans
- AGing Integrated Database (AGID)
- Census Data & Population Estimates
- Projected Future Growth of Older Population
- Minority Aging
- Key Indicators of Well-Being
Resources for Elders and Families
The Administration on Aging provides the following off-site resources to connect older persons, caregivers and professionals to important federal, national, and local programs.
- Find Local Programs. The AoA-sponsored Eldercare Locator Website links to state and local agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.
- Check for Benefits. The Benefits CheckUp Website helps consumers find benefits programs that help them pay for prescription drugs, health care, rent, utilities, and other needs. The BenefitsCheckUp Website includes information from more than 1,650 public and private benefits programs from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
- Explore National Resources. A part of the Eldercare Locator Website, here you will find useful topic-specific resources for older adults, caregivers and aging professionals.
- Medicare.gov. Official U.S. Government Website for the latest information on Medicare enrollment, benefits, and other helpful tools.
- Long-Term Care Planning. Long-term care includes a variety of services and supports to meet health or personal care needs over an extended period of time. The National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information Website provides information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care.