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Every discussion of aging in America seems to begin with demographic statistics showing that our population is increasingly old and getting older. But the figures are truly stunning: In 2006 (the latest year for which data are available), 37.3 million persons were 65 years old or older in America; this represents 12.6 percent of the U.S. population-more than one in every eight Americans. By 2030 the number of older people is expected to increase to 71.5 million older persons, over 20 percent of the total population.
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Demographics, Trends, and a Call to Action,