News RoundupsOlder voters propelled Mitt Romney to victory in the New Hampshire Republican primary. A new website provides interactive tools for assessing likelihood to die. And ‘virtual villages’ are helping older adults who need a little assistance around the home or with completing routine errands.
PoliticsPowered by older voters, Mitt Romney won an unmistakable nod of approval from New Hampshire in the GOP presidential sweepstakes. In a state with a history of primary surprises, the former Massachusetts governor breathed a sigh of relief when the votes were counted. He won 40 percent, comfortably higher than his 31.5 percent showing in 2008 when he was runner-up to John McCain. Fifty-six percent of GOP primary voters were over 50 years old, and 4 in 10 of those …
PoliticsAnalysis of the 2008 Presidential Election shows that despite the attention paid to the youngest voters, it was 50+ voters who delivered the election to President-Elect Obama.