Category Archives: Data and Reports

Poll Finds Big Shift in High-Risk Older Adults’ Attitudes Toward COVID-19 Vaccination

Last fall, nearly half of older adults were on the fence about COVID-19 vaccination – or at least taking a wait-and-see attitude, according to a University of Michigan poll taken at the time.

But a new follow-up poll shows that 71% of people in their 50s, 60s and 70s are now ready to get vaccinated against COVID-19 when a dose becomes available to them, or had already gotten vaccinated by the time they were polled in late January. That’s up from 58% in October. Continue reading

Aging Strong for All: Examining Aging Equity in the City of Boston

A new report, “Aging Strong for All: Examining Aging Equity in the City of Boston,” by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Boston, documents disparities across three dimensions that impact quality of life — economic security, health, social engagement — and identifies opportunities for stakeholders to ensure an environment in which “aging strong” is possible for all Boston residents. Continue reading

‘A Better City’ Releases Case Study Report on Tactical Public Space Projects

Building on the work of the 2018 Tactical Public Realm Guidelines presented by the City of Boston and A Better City, the latter organization released the Tactical Public Realm Case Studies report.

While the work is centered in Boston, these case studies present lessons for age-and dementia friendly communities across the state that are looking to make better use of public spaces. Continue reading

AARP Survey of Older Workers Reveal Concerns of Ageism

Results from a new AARP survey reveal deep ageism-related concerns from both employed older adults and those seeking jobs.

For example, the survey finds that older workers who are concerned they could lose their job this year believe their age would be a factor (61%) while nearly half of older concerned workers fear that their older age will hamper their job search. Continue reading