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Join us at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on September 9 for this roundtable discussion on the older worker.  Info and RSVP: http://bit.ly/1tNYzmp

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[our new post] Got Multiple Transit Options and Walkable, Diverse Town Centers? Boomers and Millennials Want to Move In: http://bit.ly/1pyEoYZ

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Want the latest on aging-related issues in Connecticut? Sign up for our e-newsletter (sent once per month).  http://1.usa.gov/1icGJEb

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By 2020, there is expected to be a 30% growth in demand for direct care workers. They help millions of older adults and persons with disabilities remain in their home and communities each day. Click below to check out our latest e-newsletter and learn more.
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“These folks are the unsung heroes of our long-term care system and we need to find a way to support them or they’re going to burn out,” said Julia Evans Starr, executive director of the Connecticut Legislative Commission on Aging.

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Progress in Connecticut!

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A handful of people were already gathered around the stone fountain in Glastonbury center when a family of four parked on Main Street and walked to a table in the summer sunset to enjoy their burgers and fries.
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Cool interactive map showing the "super-aging" of our world via +CNNMoney .

http://money.cnn.com/interactive/news/aging-countries/?iid=EL

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The world is aging at a rapid rate and by 2030 there will be 34 nations where more than 20% of the population is over 65. This has broad implications for economic growth and immigration trends.
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Graphic shows cost of nursing home vs community-based care for older adults: http://ow.ly/AkN6U   via www.AginginPlace.com

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In a new report, RAND researchers note that more than 88 million Americans will be aged 70 or older by 2050 (up from 40 million in 2010), and a significant percentage of them will be living with dementia, placing financial and mental stress on millions of family caregivers.

Health care workers need to be adequately trained to address this issue -- especially direct-care workers, who provide 70 to 80 percent of hands-on care in long-term care settings, the report says, citing PHI data. [We supported new legislation in Connecticut to provide dementia training to direct-care workers.]

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Did you know: A recent study found that 1/3 of Americans between the ages of 45 and 54 have saved nothing for retirement. Check out today's blog by Julia Evans Starr, our executive director, on Connecticut's first steps towards creating a state-sponsored retirement savings plan. The goal is to give private sector workers (who do not participate in any other type of employer-sponsored retirement savings plan) the tools to be able to save for their own retirements.

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On August 6th, State Comptroller Kevin Lembo and State Treasurer Denise Nappier convened the first meeting of the Retirement Security Board. PA 14-217
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In 2011, the first group of Baby Boomers had 65 candles on their birthday cakes. The U.S. Census bureau has been periodically reporting on this group, and last month they released another special report, “65+ in the United States: 2010.”

Drawn from a variety of sources (census, surveys, vital statistics, population projections), the report extends our understanding of Americans age 65 and over. It is chock-full of research on the social and economic implications of the rapidly growing Baby Boom generation –of particular interest to policy makers. Here are some hightlights.

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In 2011, the first group of Baby Boomers had 65 candles on their birthday cakes. The U.S. Census bureau has been periodically reporting on this group, and last
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We serve as an objective, credible source of information on issues affecting Connecticut's older adults, to prepare our state for the needs of its soaring adult population and to provide accountability within state government.

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