Category Archives: technology

Senate Holds Hearing on Technology for Seniors Living Independently

On May 6, the Senate Aging Committee held a hearing called “Aging in Place: Can Advances in Technology Help Seniors Live Independently?”

Both the increasing number of seniors (there are an estimated 46.3 million adults aged 65 and older in the United States) and their longer life spans (the Society of Actuaries estimates the life expectancy of a 65-year-old woman to be 88 and that of a 65-year-old man to be 86), making technology available for seniors will become a priority for society at many levels. Housing professionals should expect to see new products and initiatives in support of seniors’ ability to live independently, similar to those presented at the hearing.

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Advocacy in Action: Members Making a Difference

Last summer, we launched a Twitter campaign called #WHAAT Wednesdays. Each Wednesday, we ask housing authorities across the country to use the hashtag #WHAAT to share ‘What Housing Authorities Accomplished Today’ on Twitter with their local leaders and members of Congress. Momentum for #WHAAT Wednesday continues to build.

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