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Income and Poverty of Older Americans, 2011
AARP Public Policy Institute, September 2013, 8 pp.
This fact sheet shows that Social Security helps to shield individuals 65 and older from increases in poverty and drops in median income experienced by other age groups since 2007. Even so, in 2011, the official poverty rate was 8.7 percent for people aged 65 and olde., while a measure of poverty produced by the Census Bureau shows 15.1 percent of older Americans in poverty. more info >
The Aging of the Baby Boom and the Growing Care Gap: A Look at Future Declines in the Availability of Family Caregivers
AARP Public Policy Institute, August 2013, 12 pp.
This paper uses a “caregiver support ratio” to document the declining availability of family caregivers to provide long-term services and supports between 1990 and 2050. It documents the dramatic widening of the care gap nationally, and highlights sociodemographic trends that may influence the future supply of family support for the frail older population. more info >
Weaving It Together: A Tapestry of Transportation Funding for Older Adults
AARP Public Policy Institute, April 2013, 92 pp.
This report provides insight into how transportation services for older adults and persons with disabilities are funded. With a growing population in need of transportation and limited funds for these services, providers can work to creatively leverage existing and untapped funding sources to fill gaps in service. The report includes seven case studies of local providers from around the country to illustrate how they combine federal, state, and local funding to put quality service on the street. more info >
2012 Twin Cities LGBT aging needs assessment survey report
PFund Foundation and Greater Twin Cities United Way, October 2012, 23 pp.
Results of a needs assessment of the health, well-being, and service needs among aging LGBT community members. more info >