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Melanie,Great job on this weeks post. I agree with you about the dificilities the aging populationare faced with.I have had the pleasure of living in a retirement based community ( Arizona) for the last 9years and personally have seen the struggles the older generation are faced with. In anarticle from U.S News by Deidre McPhillips she states that by 2040 the number of adultsover the age of 65 in the U.S will swell more than 60% from 2016, with more than 80million seniors axccounting for nearly a quarter of the country's total population. By2035, older adults will outnumber children under the age of 18 across the country.A longer life brings with it opportunities, not only ofor older people and their familes, butalso for socities as a whole. The extent of these opportunities and contributions dependsheavily on one factor: Health. There is, however, little evidence to suggest that olderpeople today are experiencing their later years is better health than their parents. Whilerates of severe disablity have declined in high- income countries over the past 30 years,
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