National Poll on Healthy Aging
May 24, 2023
Older adults use patient portals, but access and attitudes vary
Far more older adults these days log on to secure websites or apps to connect with their health information or have a virtual health care appointment, compared with five years ago, a new poll shows.
March 13, 2023
Loneliness, isolation down but still high among older adults
After three years of pandemic living, loneliness, isolation and lack of social contact have finally started to decline among older adults, U-M’s National Poll on Healthy Aging shows.
December 15, 2022
U-M poll: Older adults wary of mixing health care, religion
When it comes to matters of personal beliefs, most older Americans prefer to keep their health care and their spiritual or religious lives separate, according to U-M’s National Poll on Healthy Aging.
October 3, 2022
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September 29, 2022
Rising food prices hit less-healthy older adults hardest, poll suggests
Three-quarters of people older than 50 in the United States say the rising cost of groceries has affected them somewhat or a lot, and nearly a third say they’re eating less healthily because of increased food costs, a U-M poll suggests.
April 18, 2022
Many adults haven’t taken steps to facilitate ‘aging in place’
A new U-M poll shows that while most Americans over 50 want to keep living in their current homes for as long as possible, many haven’t planned or prepared for “aging in place.”
November 4, 2021
Poll looks at which older adults get flu shots, COVID boosters
A new poll shows most people over 50 have gotten vaccines to protect them against both influenza and coronavirus, or plan to. And a majority of those who got the COVID-19 vaccine plan to get a booster.
May 4, 2021
Pandemic worsened many older adults’ mental health and sleep
Nearly one in five older adults say their mental health has gotten worse since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, and an equal percentage say their sleep has suffered too, a new U-M poll finds.
February 4, 2021
Overcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy
While many still many remain hesitant about getting the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, experts provide seven key pieces of advice for convincing more people to be vaccinated.
November 30, 2020
Older adults say they’ll get COVID-19 vaccine but want to wait
U-M’s National Poll on Healthy Aging showed that 58 percent of adults aged 50 to 80 — one of the highest-priority groups for vaccination — say they are somewhat or very likely to get vaccinated to prevent COVID-19.