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Meals on Wheels, which faces deep funding cuts, supports the physical and mental health of 2.4 million seniors across America.
Over the next 15 years, US communities will see their populations grow. But in rural areas, the increase will be mostly elderly citizens.
Sound policy and Social Security reforms could boost older adults’ employment, improve their financial security, and ease the economic pressures of an aging society
As our population ages, many Americans will need daily hands-on help to live, but what about their caregivers’ ability to live long and well?
One in seven is adults is likely to need long-term care for five years or more. But at a cost of at least $250,000, it’s far beyond affordable for most.
The high costs of housing can also mean higher costs for health, particularly for low-income seniors.
Regulations that promote low-density development disconnect older adults from their community and limit access to vital goods and services.
Several presidential candidates have put forth serious Social Security reform plans. But the most popular reform options won’t actually help much.
A typical couple retiring today will receive about $1 million in cash and health benefits; many millennials will receive $2 million or more.
Four ways we can improve long-term care in America.

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