The accelerating aging of America, the most significant demographic trend of our time, has profound implications for health institutions, families, workplaces, communities, the economy, even the very concept of a normal life trajectory.
The health care implications are enormous, as seniors consume more medical care and account for a larger share of the nation’s health care spending than any other age group.
Reporters on the aging beat will want to follow how scientific and medical advances contribute to better health and longer lives for older adults in the years ahead.
Liz Seegert (@lseegert), AHCJ's topic leader on aging, is writing blog posts, assigning and editing tip sheets and articles and gathering resources to help AHCJ members cover the many issues around our aging society.
If you have questions or suggestions for future resources on the topic, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.