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HuffPo: Think Bold, Not Old When it Comes to Aging

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September 06, 2016

Huffington Post: “Think bold, not old when it comes to aging”

by Shelley Lyford

August 24, 2016

“By 2030, about 20 percent of the entire U.S. population will be 65 or older, signifying one of the most profound and significant demographic shifts in American history. Little more than 15 years ago, only about 12 percent of people were older than 65. These statistics should be met with celebration for the fact that people are living longer. But living longer doesn’t necessarily mean living better. Our current system of healthcare and social and supportive services, which are already under tremendous pressure, are simply not scaled or structured for the aging of America. If we don’t do something, and something bold, getting older, particularly for lower-income Americans, may mean living longer, but not living healthier, independently or successfully. The opportunity is now.”

 

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