A Profile of
Older Americans: 2007
*Principal sources of data for the Profile are the U.S. Bureau of the
Census, the National Center on Health Statistics, and the Bureau of
Labor Statistics. The Profile incorporates the latest data available
but not all items are updated on an annual basis.
**Excludes persons of Hispanic origin.
A Profile of Older Americans: 2007 was prepared by the Administration
on Aging (AoA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The
annual Profile of Older Americans was originally developed and
researched by Donald G. Fowles, AoA. Saadia Greenberg, AoA, developed
the 2006 edition.
AoA serves as an advocate for the elderly within the federal government
and is working to encourage and coordinate a responsive system of
family and community based services throughout the nation. AoA helps
states develop comprehensive service systems which are administer by 56
State and Territorial Units on Aging, 655 Area Agencies on Aging, 226
Native American and Hawaiian organizations, and more than 29,000 local
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