The high demand and growing opportunity of the caregiving market

The market sector providing support to family caregivers is forecast to grow at an average rate of 13% from 2016 to 2020 and reach $72 billion by 2020, according to a recent AARP report. This caregiving support market includes everything from transportation to personal care to repair services. This translates into many jobs related to…

50-plus age group generates $7.6 trillion in economic activity, AARP reports

AARP’s 2016 Longevity Economy study reveals the powerful impact of the nation’s 50-plus population. Generating $7.6 trillion in economic activity, a $500 billion increase from 2013, the 50-plus age group is dispelling myths on how aging affects the US economy. Those 50 and older are working and living longer, fueling economic growth past traditional retirement…

Maple Grove works to become age-friendly

A majority of Americans believe it’s important for their communities to be age-friendly, according to a recent survey we highlighted here on FaceAgingMN.org Now, Maple Grove has become the third Minnesota city to be recognized as an AARP Age Friendly Community. The AARP Age-Friendly Communities, part of the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities and Communities…