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2018 Home and Community Preferences: A National Survey of Adults Age 18-Plus
AARP, August 2018, 40 pp.
A survey of adults' housing and community preferences, this report provides data and insights to raise aware about housing and community choices, housing affordability, and the needs of older adults as they age.   more info >

America's Health Rankings: Senior Report 2018
United Health Foundation, May 2018, 140 pp.
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of senior population health on a national and state-by-state basis across 34 measures of senior health. This year's report notes, among other things, national improvements in several clinical care measures and challenges in community & environment measures related to nutrition and access to healthy foods.   more info >

Profile of Older Americans
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging, April 2018, 18 pp.
National data profile of older adults, including living arrangements, racial and ethnic composition, geographic distribution, income, poverty, housing, employment, education, health and health care, disability, and caregiving. New reports are issued annually.   more info >

Serving America's Older Adults
National Association of Area Agencies of Aging, July 2017, 44 pp.
This report summarizes findings from the 2016 National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging, which gathered information on staffing, budget and services, as well as new and innovative initiatives underway at many AAAs across the country.   more info >

Tech Adoption Climbs Among Older Adults
Pew Research Center, May 2017, 23 pp.
A look at older adults' technology adoption, showing that seniors are moving towards more digitally connected lives.   more info >

The Unmet Need for Care: Vulnerability Among Older Adults
Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire, April 2016, 6 pp.
This brief explores factors in the unmet need for care among older adults. Many older adults are frail, have difficulty meeting their daily needs, and do not have family members or friends to turn to in times of need. Unmarried individuals and those who live alone are more likely than others to need care but not receive it.   more info >

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