Center for the Future of Aging and COVID-19


Center for the Future of Aging and COVID-19

Promoting healthy, productive, and purposeful aging in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Focused on Solutions

Older adults and those with underlying health conditions remain at greatest risk from COVID-19. The Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging is promoting evidence-based solutions and highlighting issues of importance to lessen the negative impact of COVID-19 on older adults and other at-risk populations.  


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health professionals in New York, many of whom are retired, answered the call to support and relieve front-line health providers.


Americans living in 15,600 nursing homes in the United States are at high risk and particularly vulnerable to illness and death.


percent of caregiving in the US comes from family members, friends, and other unpaid caregivers.

To support older adults and their families during this public health and financial crisis, the Center for the Future of Aging works to advance its mission by:

Evaluating the impact of COVID-19 on access to healthcare services; the long-term care workforce, financing, and delivery systems; social isolation; work and retirement security; and opportunities to enhance health and well-being across the lifespan.

Elevating awareness by partnering with influential decision-makers and media leaders to change perceptions and improve the lives of older adults, particularly at-risk populations such as those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias or experiencing housing and food insecurity.

Advocating for change in the public and private sectors to keep older adults healthy, financially secure, and connected.