* By 2030, almost one out of five Americans will be 65 years or older.
* While the health of older Americans is improving, chronic conditions like heart disease and arthritis will be leading causes of disabilities.
* The financial circumstances of older people have dramatically improved. Poverty levels for those 65 and older decreased from 35 percent in 1959 to 10 percent in 2003, largely due to Social Security.
* Florida, Pennsylvania and West Virginia have the highest percentage of people ages 65 and older.
* Higher levels of education, linked to better health and a higher standard of living in retirement will continue to increase among those 65 and older.
* The aging population is growing more diverse, along with the United States as a whole.
* With the number of divorced couples on the rise, aging individuals may have varying levels of family support.
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|Publication:||Journal of Property Management|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Jul 1, 2007|
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