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Media telebriefing on new census, NIH status report citing dramatic shifts in US aging

Reporters are invited to take part in a phone-in telebriefing about 65+ in the United States: 2005, a major, new status report on aging published by the U.S. Census Bureau and commissioned by the National Institute on Aging, a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

65+ in the United States: 2005 cites dramatic shifts in demographic, health and economic aspects of aging in America and suggests how baby boomers, the first of whom turn 60 in 2006, will further redefine aging in the future. The report covers five important areas: growth of the older population, longevity and health, economic characteristics, geographic distribution, social and other characteristics of people 65 and over.

Telebriefing Information

When: Thursday, March 9, 2006; 10:30-11:30 a.m. EST

Who: Participants will first make brief remarks and then answer questions.

  • Louis Kincannon, Director, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Richard J. Hodes, M.D., Director, National Institute on Aging, NIH
  • Victoria A. Velkoff, Ph.D., Chief of the Aging Studies Branch, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Richard M. Suzman, Ph.D., Associate Director, Behavioral and Social Research, National Institute on Aging, NIH

How: Media only can participate by calling toll-free phone number and using the confirmation code below.

Call-in number: (877) 704-5391
Confirmation code: 9548806

What: Reporters with assigned logins and passwords may access the full report, 65+ in the United States: 2005, under embargo until Thursday, March 9, 10:35 a.m. ET, by visiting the "embargoed releases" section at http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases on the Census Bureau Web site. Media members without logins and passwords can obtain a temporary login and password by calling the Census Bureau Public Information Office at (30
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Contact: Vicky Cahan
cahanv@nia.nih.gov
301-496-1752
NIH/National Institute on Aging
9-Mar-2006


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