Data & Information
Data can be hard to come by, but are oh-so essential for making decisions, supporting grant applications, and convincing stakeholders. The Senior Resource Center for Douglas County seeks to serve as a repository for data regarding seniors, whether locally or on a broader scale.
We offer the following links to help you with your goal, whatever it is. Likewise, please provide your data to us for sharing. Let’s not duplicate efforts to collect information!
Statistics and Reports
2015 Risks and Process of Retirement Survey: The Society of Actuaries’ Committee on Post Retirement Needs and Risks
http://www.agingstats.gov/: Older Americans 2016: Key Indicators of Well-Being
http://www.ipsr.ku.edu/ksdata/kcced/profiles/pdf/20045.pdf: Douglas County data through 2010
http://www.kdheks.gov/hci/as/2014/2014_AS.pdf: Kansas 2014 Vital Statistics (birth, death, cause of death, marriage, etc. rates by county)
http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2016/02/03/kansas-population-johnson-county-wichita-state.html: open the link in the first paragraph called Kansas Population Forecast 2014-2064. Open Douglas County data under that link.
http://crr.bc.edu: Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research
http://ldchealth.org/DocumentCenter/View/234: Lawrence Douglas County Health Dept., 2012 report using 2010 data
http://www.dartmouthatlas.org/downloads/reports/Our_Parents_Ourselves_021716.pdf: Our Parents, Ourselves: Healthcare for an Aging Population, Dartmouth Institute health care data, 2016
https://assets.lawrenceks.org/assets/boards/ratf/ss_retiree_attraction_task_force_final_report.pdf: Retiree Attraction and Retention Task Force, Final Report, 2012
https://www.ncoa.org/news/resources-for-reporters/usoa-survey/2015-results/: United States of Aging Survey 2015
Resources Offering Data or Tools Related to Aging
www.ncoa.org: National Council on Aging and data
www.wiserwomen.org: Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER)
www.woodstockinst.org: Woodstock Institute
Article on “The Protective Factors for Maintaining Independence: An Outcome Measurement Tool for Aging Services”
Other Useful Resources
www.retirementliving.com/useful-resources Resources useful for planning retirement living or dealing with senior issues.