Aging

Find resources on aging for funders and news about the aging issue, including the issues related to long-term living (e.g. social and health services, housing, transportation, workforce); how communities can benefit from and capitalize on the knowledge, skills and energy of older residents.

Highlighted Resources

Connecticut - Growing Older  is an overview of key issues facing a population that is aging contains recommendations for how the grantmaking communities can engage. The overview is a product of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's EngAGEment work with the national affinity group, Grantmakers in Aging. Connecticut - Growing Older was prepared by Debrorah Stein, CCP's Consultant in Aging Issues.

 

 


As Connecticut's populations ages, a majority of residents desire and expect to remain in their homes and communities. Creating Communities for a Lifetime is an overview for municipal leaders offers information about how they can help to foster continued quality of life as residents grow older.

 

 


Connecticut Commission on Women Children and Seniors (CWCS) is a non-partisan arm of the Connecticut General Assembly. As staff to the legislature, the CWCS researches best practices, coordinates stakeholders, and promotes public policies that are in the best interest of Connecticut’s underserved and underrepresented women, children and older adults.

 


Access links to the monthly publication from Grantmakers in Aging, Aging Matters. This newsletter provides information about key research and publications on aging, and offers important aging webinars and a calendar of events.

Resources

Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update on Family Caregiving

In 2013, about 40 million family caregivers in the United States provided an estimated 37 billion hours of care to an adult with limitations in daily activities. The estimated economic value of their unpaid contributions was approximately $470 billion in 2013, up from an estimated $450 billion in 2009.

Community Livability in Connecticut

Connecticut’s Legislative Commission on Aging has produced their second annual report to the Connecticut General Assembly on their livable communities initiative. Connecticut’s population is aging, and that demographic transformation is both dramatic and permanent. Recognizing a growing urgency to plan for changing Connecticut communities, the Connecticut General Assembly empowered Connecticut’s Legislative Commission on Aging to spearhead a livable communities initiative. Livable communities are places that foster independence and support residents across the lifespan.

Funders in Aging Affinity Group Uses Collective Voice

With the state's population age 65+ projected to grow rapidly in the coming years, members of the Council's Funders in Aging Affinity Group have engaged in various initiatives to support this population segment. Find information on PA 14-217 and the CT Home Care Rate Study Analysis Summary.

Connecticut for Livable Communities

Connecticut’s Legislative Commission on Aging has issued “Connecticut for Livable Communities,” a new report to the state legislature which outlines more than 50 recommendations for communities looking to enhance livability.

65+ in the United States: 2010

The U.S. Census Bureau's report provides the latest, comprehensive look at the nation's population aged 65 and older, comprising 40.3 million in 2010.