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New index shows states' capacity to support successful aging

US states vary widely in how well they are adapting to their aging populations, according to a new Milbank Quarterly article that ranks states based on an index measuring societal aging. The index tracks state support for successful aging at the population level across five domains: (1) Productivity and Engagement, (2) Security, (3) Equity, (4) Cohesion, and (5) Well-being. It's a concept that active-aging organizations might want to consider with regard to assessing their own states and even neighborhoods.

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