America's Seniors Healthier, Wealthier Than Ever Before

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THURSDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. population may be aging, but it’s not ailing as much as it once did.

Today’s older Americans are healthier, wealthier, wiser and retiring earlier than those who came before them, according to a new Census Bureau report. “Oftentimes it’s a myth that older people are infirm and dependent, and certainly the new crop of baby boomers who are rapidly heading toward old age are a different breed,” said Mia Oberlink, project director of the AdvantAge Initiative at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York in New York City, who was not involved in the research. “They’re going to be healthier, they’re going to live longer, and they’ll be wealthier and more educated so the general picture is very bright.”
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