Aging Research & Resources

Aging Related Resources

National Council on Aging (NCOA)

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American Society on Aging (ASA)


Additional Resources

American Fact Finder
Find demographic, social, housing, disability, and economic data for older adults in Washtenaw County.

National Institute on Aging
National research focused on understanding the nature of aging, supporting the health and well being of older adults, and extending healthy, active years of life for more people.

Office of Services to the Aging
The state designated department on aging, established through the Older Michiganians Act of 1981.

Area Agency on Aging 1-B
A regional advocacy organization that also provides services to  older adults living in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties.

Resource List: Sustainable Planning for Aging in Place
This resource list is designed to help local governments get up to speed quickly on the issues and tools that will ensure that older adults enjoy a high quality of life today and into the future. It includes information about national organizations, newsletters, reports and fact sheets, funding, and conferences.

Aging Surveys

60+ Survey of Washtenaw County 2014

Presentation to the Community Health Committee & Health Improvement Plan Partners

COA United States of Aging Survey
A yearly study conducted by the National Council on Aging that looks at seniors’ perspectives and how the country can better prepare for the growing aging population.

Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA)
The longest-running scientific study of human aging which answers critical questions about what happens as people get older and findings have helped distinguish changes due to normal aging and those due to disease or other causes.

Health and Retirement Study
A longitudinal panel study that surveys more than 26,000 Americans each year to understand changes in health and employment that older adults experience following retirement.

Attitudes on Aging: A Global Perspective
Conducted by Pew Research Center, this report presents a global perspective about the challenges faced by aging populations around the world.