Aging in America: The Years Ahead
Ed KashiISBN: 1576871932;
Book DescriptionAnother baby boomer turns 50 every 7.6 seconds. At this rate, by 2030, one quarter of the United States' population will be over 65, and by mid-century the senior citizen population is expected to reach 80 million, outnumbering the population of young people for the first time in history. Aging in America chronicles the unprecedented changes confronting America as more and more people reach an advanced age. Photographer Ed Kashi and writer Julie Winokur first began this project as an award-winning story published by The New York Times Magazine. They went onto documenting in greater detail a broad span of issues, from the upsurge of elderly immigrants following their children to America to the devastating toll a tornado exacted on a rural elderly community. They traveled with the Loners of America, an RV club for mature singles, and delved into a retirement community where Alzheimer's patients work in a child daycare facility. They tracked the campaign of a 76-year-old...
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