Psychologist

Aging in America


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3 CE credit hours training
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Robert A. Yourell
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Challenges of Aging

"Grief takes many forms. But don't worry, we're here to help you fill them out." Mike Baldwin

A demographic and fiscal challenge: The U.S. is challenged by dramatic growth in the aged population. This is the result of the baby boom that took place between 1946 and 1964 following World War II. This population starts reaching the age of 65 from 2011 through 2029. This will place greater stress on families and care systems than any previous period.

The U. S. Administration on Aging provides the following statistics on this aging trend:

The older population--persons 65 years or older--numbered 37.3 million in 2006 (the latest year for which data is available). They represented 12.4% of the U.S. population, about one in every eight Americans. By 2030, there will be about 71.5 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2000. People 65+ represented 12.4% o


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