Social Threats to Aging Well in America: 2023 Survey Reveals Economic Instability, Food Insecurity, Lack of Support and Transportation Access as Top Barriers to Senior Health

  • Date: 09/07/2023

Economic instability, food insecurity, lack of support and transportation access are the top social barriers to senior health, according to Alignment Health’s second annual Social Threats to Aging Well in America survey, which explores the financial, physical and emotional threats to seniors’ ability to age well and live healthier, more prosperous lives.

This year’s report reveals a slight shift in the top social barriers impacting senior health compared to last year. In 2022, seniors ranked economic instability, loneliness and food insecurity as their top barriers. This year, food insecurity moved up to the No. 2 spot while transportation access entered the top three. Additionally, while last year's report singled out loneliness as a top barrier, the 2023 survey asked seniors to provide insight on the importance of lack of support.

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