As America gets older, UNH research helps to promote happy, healthy aging

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

In New England and throughout the United States, the gap between the young and the old has been steadily increasing since the 1950s, and, thanks to baby boomers, the older adult population in New Hampshire is projected to double during the next two decades. For seniors, their families and caregivers, and policymakers nationwide, questions loom: How will they age? Where will they live? What will they need? Will there be enough resources to meet those needs? UNH researchers from across the disciplines are answering those questions, completing the picture of what aging in America looks like in the 21st century and creating knowledge that promotes healthy, happy aging for seniors and the communities that support them — and that they in turn support. Article

Wisdom on Aging statistics

Wisdom on Aging statistics
 

Originally published in UNH Magazine Spring 2018 Issue

Illustrator: 
Loren Marple ’13 | Communications and Public Affairs | Loren.Marple@unh.edu | 603-862-0600