America Comes of (Old) Age
America is getting older and grayer. The U.S. population of people aged 65 or older is growing at a faster rate than the general population, as well the population under age 65, according to the Census Bureau. [https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2018/10/snapshot-fast-growing-us-older-population.html] One in five people is over the age of 65 in the states of Florida, Maine, and […]
Are Aging Americans Too Old to Work?
Each workday, Marty Harwell, 66, sets the alarm for 5:15 p.m., giving himself enough time to grab a shower and something to eat before clocking in for his 7 p.m. night shift as a pediatric nurse working in home health care. The California man, who worked in the music industry for most of his adult […]
When Can Older Americans Expect to Retire? Maybe Never
Both of the leading presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton, 68, and Donald Trump, 69, are pushing 70, an age when most Americans traditionally contemplate retirement, rather than seek one of the world’s most stressful and demanding jobs. But Clinton and Trump could be on to something. More than half of older Americans are expected to keep […]