gerontology

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According to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people in the United States age 65 and over increased from 35 million in 2000 to 49.2 million in 2016. By the year 2050, people over the age of 60 are expected to account for 25-percent or more of the U.S. population.

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There are more than 76 million Baby Boomers living in the United States according to 2014 Census data. Despite this aging population, there is a knowledge and experience gap when it comes to caring for seniors. For younger generations, understanding and caring for older adults is a key component of work and home life.

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