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Nearly 56 million Americans are 65 and older, with projections estimating that the population of older adults will grow to 94.7 million in 2060. On average, a 65-year old can expect to live another 17 years. For most older adults, good health ensures independence, security, and productivity as they age. Unfortunately, millions struggle every day with challenges such as chronic diseases, falls, physical inactivity, oral health concerns, and behavioral health issues—all of which can severely impact quality of life.
National Council Resources
The National Council on Aging’s (NCOA) Center for Healthy Aging houses three National Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Administration for Community Living’s Administration on Aging.
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