NEW HAVEN, CT -- From 2013 to 2025, the share of Connecticut residents older than 60 is expected to grow 44 percent, according to University of Connecticut projections. And given that, nationwide, nine in 10 adults prefer to stay in their homes as they grow older, the question for local and state governments should be: How can we help an aging population maintain healthy and happy lifestyles, regardless of age or ability?
Connecticut -- Older adults living in Delaware have the largest well-being advantage relative to the overall state population, followed closely by Oregon, Iowa, New Hampshire, Michigan and Connecticut. A new state-by-state comparison examines the comparative well-being of Americans age 55 and older, and reveals that, nationally, people in that age category have higher well-being than the rest of the population. The inaugural report is based on data from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index®.
WASHINGTON, DC -- It is a once-a-decade event that will feature the President of the United States and other senior administration officials. The White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA), first held a half-century ago and a key driver of federal policy towards the nation’s seniors, will be a conference reliant on digital technology befitting 2015.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden are pleased to receive the reports from the Finance Committee’s five tax reform working groups. These documents provide the Committee with materials to consider as it works towards reforming our nation’s tax system. While each report is a bipartisan product of each group’s Co-Chairs, unless otherwise stated, the materials presented are not necessarily endorsed, in whole or in part, by each member of each working group. The Chairman and Ranking Member sincerely appreciate the undertakings of the working groups and their contribution to the tax reform debate.
HARTFORD, CT -- Officials received a preview of Connecticut data that will be presented at The White House Conference on Aging. Julia Evans Starr, Executive Director of Connecticut’s Legislative Commission on Aging, also explained that Connecticut, with the nation’s 7th oldest population, will see that population grow dramatically in the coming decade.
NEW YORK, NY -- Michael Hamill Remaley from Philanthropy New York describes the new rules for OMB Uniform Guidance as a “huge deal” and, in the related issue guide, "OMB Uniform Guidance on Indirect Costs, How will New York Respond?," encourages foundations to "alert their grantees about the promise of better treatment through the OMB Uniform Guidance and join with us in our efforts to ensure that city and state officials respond to the new regulations appropriately."