Who Will Take Care of You?
Family members ages 45 to 64 are the
likeliest caregivers for the nation's older
people. As boomers age over the next several
decades, the ratio of likely caregivers to
those who need care will shrink.
Older generations now have lots of boomers
to care for them. But with lower rates of
marriage and fewer children, the baby boomer
generation (born 1946 to 1964) and Generation
X (1965 to 1979) will have smaller pools
Here's the projection:
The Older Americans Act: Aging Well Since
This year marks an important milestone in the
history of how our country supports its older
citizens. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the
Older Americans Act (OAA) into law in July
1965. Over the past 50 years, the OAA has
provided the nation with programs that allow
millions of older Americans to continue living
and thriving in the communities of their choice
for as long as possible.
This anniversary offers an opportunity to
emphasize how older adults can access the
home- and community-based services they need
to live independently in their communities. It is
also an occasion to highlight how older adults
are engaging with and making a difference in
Through a national network of aging services and funding, the OAA offers a wide range of
supports, including home-delivered and congregate meals, caregiver support, preventive
health services, transportation, job training, and elder abuse prevention.
Check out the Administration on Aging's
website here for more information on the different services available.
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