Successful Aging and Later Life
Aging is a universal experience that results in significant changes that impact all aspects of a person’s life. Healthy or successful elder-hood can be characterized by positively adapting to the changes that come with age. Within the United States people 65 and over represented 12.4% of the population in the year 2000, but are expected to grow to be 19% of the population by 2030. To meet the needs of our aging population, HHI scholars and fellows working within the program for Successful Aging and Later Life are dedicated to understanding and promoting those factors that lead to wellness and health in later life.