Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Here Are Facts for Older Americans Month 2007

Population 65 and older nearing 40 million, more than 12% of Americans

495 millionCurrent world population 65 and older. Projections indicate the number will increase to 997 million by 2030. <http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idbagg.html>

May 1, 2007 - A meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens resulted in President Kennedy designating May 1963 as “Senior Citizens Month,” asking the nation to pay tribute in some way to older people across the country. In 1980, President Carter’s proclamation changed the name to “Older Americans Month,” a time to celebrate those age 65 and older through ceremonies, events and fairs. Read more...

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