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The landscape of the aging population in 21st century America is changing rapidly. Not only is the number of older people in the U.S. increasing dramatically, but the characteristics and needs of this growing population are becoming more diverse. Over the next 40 years, the number of people over age 65 is expected to more than double; the non-white portion of this population is expected to increase from 20% to 40%. In addition to being more culturally diverse, new generations of aging adults are increasingly engaged and active—with delayed retirement ages, longer life expectancy, and increased rates of civic engagement and volunteerism. With new seniors placing higher importance on quality of life, they have shifted their expectations from relying on institutionalized care to aging in place. These trends in aging are not unique to the US. This year we are presenting a National Forum on Global Aging and oneur of our General Sessions will also explore population aging around the world.
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