Aging

A collection of content related to aging from across the Foundation's grantmaking

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The Benefits of Risk Factor Prevention in Americans Aged 51 Years and Older

Article by Network members examining how investments in preventive care for older Americans could reduce long-term health care costs for the nation.
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Mary Tinetti, 2009 MacArthur Fellow

Geriatric physician Mary Tinetti was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2009. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.

Aging in America in the Twenty-first Century: Demographic Forecasts from the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society

Network research finding that by 2050 Americans may live 3.1 to 7.9 years longer than official government projections, resulting in sharply higher costs for government programs that serve older citizens.

Strengthening Policy through Research

Long before the current recession, rising deficits, an aging population, spiraling healthcare and entitlement costs, stagnant economic growth, and other issues were threatening America's long-term fiscal health.

Facts & Fictions about an Aging America

This article published in Contexts magazine debunks common myths about aging in America.

New MacArthur Research Network to Examine Impact of Aging Society

MacArthur is creating a new inter-disciplinary research network to help America prepare for the challenges and opportunities posed by our aging society.

"The Social Impact of the University," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton as Part of the Danforth Lecture Series at Washington University

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton suggests a framework for understanding the social impact of universities using examples drawn from the Foundation's experience.