Older Adults and Aging
The changing demographics and exponential growth in the older adult population will have a widespread impact on our health care system, social services and supports, housing, economy, workforce, and communities.
Wilder Research studies support systems and their capacity to meet the needs of Minnesota’s growing population of older adults. We also explore funding sources and priorities, and what older adults, caregivers, service providers, and aging experts say about current and future needs.
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Supporting older adults with advanced in-home activity-monitoring systemsThe study identified ways in which advanced in-home activity-monitoring systems can be used to help older adults remain at home and avoid the need for premature institutional care. Read the report »
Home improvement needs of Minnesota’s low-income older adult homeownersThis study identified the home improvement needs and associated costs that would allow extremely low-income older adults to continue living in their homes, and ways to pair home and community-based services. Read the report »
STORIES OF OUR WORK WITH PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS
Great Plains Senior Services Collaborative supports older adults to remain healthy and in their homes
- Wilder Research Helps St. Louis Park Understand and Find Solutions to Food Insecurity
- Michigan Fitness Foundation Captures “Ripple Effects” to Increase Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
- Identifying Service Gaps to Improve Lives and Communities: Minnesota Department of Human Services Gaps Analysis