Federal report details health, economic status of older Americans

National Institute on Aging (NIA NEWS – Thursday, August 16, 2012) Today’s older Americans enjoy longer lives and better physical function than did previous generations, although, for some, an increased burden in housing costs and rising obesity may compromise these gains, according to a comprehensive federal look at aging.  The report, Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators of Well-Being, tracks trends at regular intervals to see how older people are faring as the U.S. population grows older.  Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators of Well-Being is available online at http://www.agingstats.gov.