Here are a few facts from a recently published Health Aging Fact Sheet, published by NCOA, the National Council on Aging.
90 percent of Americans Aged 55+ are at risk for hypertension.
Approximately 80 percent of older adults have a least one chronic disease, and 50 percent have at least two
Every 18 seconds, someone aged 65+ falls
In 2000, the total direct cost of all fall injuries for people aged 65+ exceeded 19 million
One in four older adults has a significant mental disorder
Depression affects seven million older Americans and many do not receive treatment.