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Number of US Seniors to Nearly Double by 2050

According to a report from the National Institutes of Health, America’s population of seniors (adults aged 65 and older) is projected to nearly double by 2050. The report, which was prepared by the Census Bureau for the National Institute on Aging, anticipates that the number of seniors in the U.S. will increase to 88 million, and expects the global population of people aged 80 and older to more than triple over the same period. In addition, global life expectancy at birth is projected to increase to 76.2 — a growth of nearly eight years.