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September is Health Aging Month

Posted by on September 9th, 2021 Posted in: Advocacy, Blog, Consumer Health, NLM Resources, Public Health


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Each September we recognize Healthy Aging Month as a time to focus national attention on the health and well-being of older adults. Use our easy-to-understand MyHealthfinder resource to encourage adults to protect their health as they grow older. If you’re interested in national efforts to improve health for older adults, check out the Healthy People 2030 Older Adults objectives.

According to the Administration for Community Living‘s 2019 Profile of Older Americans:

  • The 65+ population in the US has risen 35% over the past ten years and is projected to rise an additional 45% by 2060.
  • In 1980, there were 32,194 centenarians in the US; that figure has tripled in just 40 years.
  • The number of Americans aged 65 and older has increased approximately eleven-fold over the last 100 years.

More older Americans means more demand for resources specifically tailored to this group’s needs; fortunately, there is a lot of information and many programs available for our older friends on national, state, and local levels. Check out the links below to learn more!

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LM012346 with The University of Iowa.

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