By 2040, one in four Americans will be advanced in age, according to the U.S. Census. In order to prepare communities for the aging demographic, it has become increasingly essential for local governments to understand the needs and strengths of their older adult populations.
National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) has surveyed thousands of older residents from across the United States about the livability of their communities. In this video, NRC’s Vice President Michelle Kobayashi shares the data that leaders need to know in order to best serve the advanced age adults who live there now and in the future.
1. Communities are forever changed
2. Older residents like where they live
3. Our society is data rich but information poor
4. Many older adults have too much time and not enough to do
5. Call for the Encore
6. Health and Wellness
7. Aging in Place
10. You are not alone
This is an updated post, originally published in 2016.