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Aging in California: Who will support our seniors?
Sacramento Bee

Winifred Hertzen raised her five kids in a world that seemed overrun by children: California of the 1950s and 1960s, during the height of the baby boom years. New suburbs seemed to pop up overnight to accommodate growing families. Businesses flourished. School districts added schools and more schools. The world seemed young and noisy, and filled with promise.

“So many of my friends back then had three, four or five kids,” said Hertzen, 89, a retired business manager and grandmother of nine who lives at Sacramento’s Eskaton Monroe Lodge.