Promoting Health among Older Adults via E -health Literacy Fiona Chew, Syracuse University, USA [email protected] Neil Ni Yuqian, Syracuse University, USA [email protected] Abstract Older Adults are a growing population segment more likely to have a chronic disease thus increasing their reliance on and cost to the healthcare . GoalImprove the health, function, and quality of life of older tsinjoarivo.infoewAs Americans live longer, growth in the number of older adults is unprecedented. In , % ( million) of the US population was aged 65 or older and is projected to reach % (98 million) by Aging adults experience higher risk of chronic disease. In , 60% . The first graduate text to address health literacy in the aging population Low health literacy is a critical issue among adults, with over one third found to have difficulty understanding such basic information as that found on prescriptio.