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We're getting older - in a big way.
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A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says adults over 65 binge on alcohol more frequently than any other age group.
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A look at recent Census Bureau data on America's surging 65 and older population"”including the 90+ population boom.
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American the Beautiful"”and Gray: Census Bureau data released this week shows that the senior population of this country is higher than it's ever been before. According to 2010 numbers, there are 40.3 million people ages 65+ in the United States, an increase of over 5 million since the 2000 Census. These days, one in every eight Americans"”or 13 percent of the total population"”is 65 or older. And the unemployment rate in November fell to 8.6 percent"”the biggest drop since the beginning of the economic downturn.
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