On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, Joe Coughlin keynoted the 40th National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) Conference with Joy Powell, President, Healthways Senior Solutions Division. Their talk, Living Longer, Living Better: Measuring Well-Being in Older Americans, presented data from the newly released report State Well-Being Rankings for Older Americans and highlighted difference dimensions of well-being. The report indicates that older adults are generally doing better than other age groups in overall well-being as well as in each domain: physical, financial, social, purpose, and community. Moreover, the data show that traditional images of retiring with sunny climates and beaches may not predict well-being in later life.
The top ten states where adults 55 and older report highest well-being include: Hawaii, Montana, South Dakota, Alaska, Iowa, New Hampshire, Utah, Oregon, New Mexico, and Connecticut.
To learn more, download the report here.