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Silver Society: Aging in America -- 2007 SSL Supplement, The Council of State Governments

Silver Society: Aging in America -- 2007 SSL Supplement, The Council of State Governments

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As baby boomers near retirement, and as health care costs continue to increase, the nation's attention has turned increasingly to the much-discussed age wave. Policymakers and the media have highlighted the potential economic, social and political consequences of the fact that the 76 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964 will reshape our country’s policies as they grow older. While many people associate aging with disease and disability, the reality is that Americans are living longer and healthier lives than ever before. And local, state and federal efforts to promote healthy aging can pay off in improved health, better quality-of-life and increased productivity for millions of seniors. Vermont Governor James Douglas was the 2006 President of The Council of State Governments. His initiative as the CSG president, Spanning the Spectrum of Healthy Living-Childhood to Adulthood, addressed the need for a comprehensive approach to healthy living. It explored many of the key ingredients to create and maintain healthy lifestyles and healthy communities. And it highlighted how state policymakers can help their constituents and communities prepare for healthy, productive futures. This Suggested State Legislation Supplement is part of Governor Douglas' initiative. This supplement contains articles, Suggested State Legislation drafts, recent state legislation, and state legislation from previous SSL dockets, which address a variety of state services to the againg American population.
As baby boomers near retirement, and as health care costs continue to increase, the nation's attention has turned increasingly to the much-discussed age wave. Policymakers and the media have highlighted the potential economic, social and political consequences of the fact that the 76 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964 will reshape our country’s policies as they grow older. While many people associate aging with disease and disability, the reality is that Americans are living longer and healthier lives than ever before. And local, state and federal efforts to promote healthy aging can pay off in improved health, better quality-of-life and increased productivity for millions of seniors. Vermont Governor James Douglas was the 2006 President of The Council of State Governments. His initiative as the CSG president, Spanning the Spectrum of Healthy Living-Childhood to Adulthood, addressed the need for a comprehensive approach to healthy living. It explored many of the key ingredients to create and maintain healthy lifestyles and healthy communities. And it highlighted how state policymakers can help their constituents and communities prepare for healthy, productive futures. This Suggested State Legislation Supplement is part of Governor Douglas' initiative. This supplement contains articles, Suggested State Legislation drafts, recent state legislation, and state legislation from previous SSL dockets, which address a variety of state services to the againg American population.

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