Magazine article Aging Today

Coming Up in Winter 2016-17 Generations

Magazine article Aging Today

Coming Up in Winter 2016-17 Generations

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The first hundred days of a new American presidency afford a brief period of goodwill during which the newly elected leader can convert the lofty goals and rhetoric of a campaign to a practical plan of action.

As the new President sets out with her or his cabinet and domestic policy advisors to tackle major domestic and foreign policy issues, there is one area of domestic policy that calls out for renewed vision and action-the very substantial aging of the American population brought on by the long-awaited and nowpresent retirement of the baby boomers, and the challenges and opportunities of the aging of this demographic cohort to our society.

Now is the time for action on aging issues and a great opportunity to champion solutions that appeal not only to the powerful political constituency of America's older adults, but also to their families, who often share their burdens and who, themselves, face growing older. …

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