Friday, May 15, 2009

Are You Age Aware?

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This is from the Senior Planning Services Newsletter May 2009

Are you "age aware?"
As our society ages, the resulting
changes will affect us all.
By 2050, for the first time in history, seniors will outnumber children and youth with 40 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 50.
By 2030, the number of people aged 65 years of age and older is expected to reach 20 percent, whereas in 1900 it was a mere 4%.
At the same time, birth rates have declined. While the population of individuals over the age
of 50 will grow by nearly three-quarters over the next 15 years or so, the population of those under 50 is expected to increase by a mere 1 percent during the same period. The need for services provided to our aging population will increase accordingly.

At the far end of the aging spectrum, America's eldest population group will grow the fastest.
Americans age 85 and up numbered some 4 million in 2000.
That number is expected to pass 19 million by 2050.
No one knows what changes these demographic shifts will create, but it is certain that life as we know it will change. Let's make it for the better by planning now for long term care for ourselves and for our aging loved ones.
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1 comment:

Senior Planning Services said...

Aging or getting older is one thing that everyone of us are heading and we should be prepared when that time comes. Having ourselves be assured into where and how are we going to be taken care of.. Thanks for sharing this very informative post that you got in here.. It's worth the read!