Americans are living longer–by 2060 the number of Americans over 65 will double, making up nearly a quarter of the population. While rising life expectancy marks a major achievement for the health care system, policymakers and stakeholders must work to build a health care infrastructure to support longer lives. This briefing was the last event in our 2018 Signature Series and explored the unique health and social needs of older adults and how to develop age-friendly communities that give aging Americans convenient access to all of the services they need.
Lance Robertson, MPA, assistant secretary for Aging and administrator for the Administration for Community Living at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gave remarks at the briefing on Aging in America.
- Tom Cornwell, M.D., founder and chief executive officer, Home Centered Care Institute
- Lindsay Goldman, LMSW, director, Healthy Aging
- Whitney Austin Gray, Ph.D., LEED AP, WELL AP, senior vice president, Delos
- Sabrina Smith, DrHA, chief operations officer, American Telemedicine Association
Moderated by: Sarah J. Dash, MPH, president and chief executive officer, Alliance for Health Policy