Wednesday – May 18, 2022
In 2021, the Administration on Aging (A-o-A), part of the Administration for Community Living (A-C-L), published “2020: Profile of Older Americans”. The report found that people aged 65, and over, represented 16% of the population in 2019 but that is expected to be 21.6% by 2040. They also found that, in 2019, 19% of adults aged 65 and older reported they could not function at all or had a lot of difficulty with at least one of six domains of functioning: hearing, vision, cognition, ambulation, self-care, or independent living.
Aging brings up a lot of unknowns around independent living, caregiving, and health to name but a few. To discuss these issues and in celebration of Older Americans Month, this episode of ADA Live! will feature Marnie Mountjoy, Division Director at the Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living.
Audio: Soundcloud Episode 105b: Celebrating Older Americans
- Interactive Transcript for Episode 105b: Celebrating Older Americans
- Transcript: Episode 105b (PDF file)
Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living
The Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living (DAIL) oversees administration of statewide programs and services on behalf of Kentucky elders and individuals with disabilities. In partnership with Kentucky’s Area Agencies on Aging and Independent Living, community mental health centers, Center for Independent Living and other community partners, DAIL provides leadership and addresses issues and circumstances that stand in the way of elders and individuals with disabilities achieving the best possible quality of life. For more information on the Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living, please visit their website at : chfs.ky.gov