Understanding Aging

By 2030, the number of Americans age 65 and over is projected to be about 71.5 million, of which nearly 10 million will be 85 or older. The good news is that many seniors report better health, greater wealth, and higher levels of education than older people in the past. Research on how to stay active and sharp and how to grow wiser is proliferating—it's up to us to act on the information now.



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Aging Blogs

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    21st Century Aging

    Living longer and better.
  • Meika Loe

    Aging Our Way

    Lessons for living, from age 85 and beyond
  • Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

    Face It

    The challenges of aging in today's culture
  • Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D.

    Fulfillment at Any Age

    How to remain productive and healthy into your later years
  • Mario Garrett, Ph.D.

    iAge

    Changing how we see aging
  • Life Gets Better

    The unexpected pleasures of growing older.
  • Jamie Huysman, Psy.D., L.C.S.W., C.A.P.

    Life in the Recovery Room

    How to heal, grow, and prosper in challenging times.
  • Jasmin Tahmaseb-McConatha

    Live Long and Prosper

    Strategies for healthy aging