Seniors a growing part of the workforce

The number of workers over the age of 65 has tripled since 2000, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And that data shows older workers are working longer hours: among workers 65 and older, 60% have full-time jobs. Contrary to ageist assumptions that work productivity declines with age, there is growing evidence…

Majority of Americans say it’s important for their communities to be age-friendly

An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that the communities in which they live need to strive to be more age-friendly. According to a national survey by AARP, Oregon Public Radio and Portland State University’s Institute on Aging, 81 percent feel that is important for their communities to work toward becoming more age-friendly. Among age groups, respondents…