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Senior Citizens

The rapidly growing senior population [infographic]

Today is National Senior Citizen’s Day. It’s a time to celebrate the individuals in our society who have achieved so much over the last several decades of their lives, and still have more of an impact to make.
The older population is increasing rapidly worldwide, both in their demographic size and in their diversity. This in turn has far-reaching effects on all of society’s social institutions whether it is the family, workplace, educational system, health care system, or private business sector.

To better understand the dramatic growth and changes in this population, we created an infographic based on some interesting U.S. statistics.

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Download the graphic as a PDF or as a JPG.

Featured image credit:  “Elderly” by Moyan Brenn. CC BY 2.0 via Flickr.

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