New Findings About Aging in America: The Top Hopes and Worries

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March 22, 2017
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Shelley Lyford
CEO, Chair & Trustee, Gary and Mary West Foundation
CEO & Chair, West Health Institute

The senior population is growing at one of the fastest rates in American history. Every day 10,000 baby boomers turn 65, and the U.S. Census Bureau predicts that by 2050, the number of people 65 and older will nearly double. At last count in 2014, there were 46.2 million seniors in the U.S.

The aging of America will impact almost every aspect of American life. It will change how and where we live, put additional pressures on healthcare, social services and caregivers, create new dynamics between young and old, and challenge biases and personal views of aging itself. It will also create a significant opportunity to improve the aging experience for all Americans.

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