Report on Baby Boomers and Older Adults: Information and Service Needs

September 2010 | Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) and Eldercare Locator

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“"As the size of the senior population increases, and people are living longer, the demand for information on how to navigate and cope with issues faced in later life (e.g., health care, housing, transportation, support services, caregiving, employment and volunteer opportunities) is expected to increase."”

This report highlights a study done on Baby Boomers and older adults to identify the type of aging-related information they are most interested in receiving, their concerns about aging, their interest in using long-term services and supports, and their preferred ways of getting information about aging topics. The findings of the study are thoroughly presented throughout this report. In addition, the report also highlights the informational interests and needs of caregivers.