American Society on Aging Blog (February 13)—authored by ACL staffers
The Administration for Community Living’s 2016 Profile of Older Americans predicts that, by 2030, the population of ethnic and racial minority older adults will comprise 28 percent of our older population. Grantmakers in Aging’s calls attention to rural aging concerns in their paper entitled New Frontiers for Funding: An Introduction to Grantmaking in Rural Aging. The paper asserts that older adults residing in rural areas are aging faster than the rest of the nation, with one out of every four of them calling small towns or rural areas home. Combined, these two estimates support the critical need for services and supports to reach these growing, but historically underserved, communities.