The number of American women age 65 and older tripled between 2005 and 2015 and will double again by 2030. This unprecedented number of older women presents both opportunities and challenges. Their needs and priorities differ significantly from older men, as women live longer, have different chronic conditions, endure more functional impairments, and have different economic needs.
This trailblazing group changed and advanced society throughout every phase of their adult lives: integrating higher education, entering and altering the workforce, redefining sexuality, marriage, childbearing, and parenting. And now, they are changing how women age.
BOlder Women’s Health Coalition is bringing together leaders in research and advocacy to rethink these challenges and how to address them.
No one organization or network is yet devoted to identifying and addressing the comprehensive medical, economic, and social challenges facing older women. The BOlder Coalition is dedicated to changing that.