Will government policies reflect our aging society?

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.

Since we are at the start of a new year, a new president and a semi-new Congress, it seems the right time to answer the question, “If the federal government could change one thing about aging in America, what it would be?”

My answer: Have the government’s policies better align with the realities of an aging society, with policies that promote opportunities while also addressing real challenges.

Policies for older workers

Federal programs and policies should support older workers. We have only one dedicated federal program for older workers — the Senior Community Service Employment Program — and it is targeted only to low-income Americans age 55 and older.

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