"To me, old age is fifteen years older than I am." -- Bernard Baruch
Americans and people in the rest of the world are growing older. It you doubt it, just look around. Twelve out of every hundred people in our country today are over sixty-five, the number that is the standard milestone for "old age." In the next year or so, there will be more men and women here over that age than the total number of Americans alive during the Civil War. By the year 2020, twenty out of a hundred will be over sixty-five. Five years after that, according to the Population Reference Bureau, the elderly will outnumber teenagers by two to one. Contrast that with fifty years ago when only four out of a hundred people were sixty-five or over.