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Why many Californians don’t want to think about growing old

Denial runs deep among Californians when they think about growing old: nearly four in ten told pollsters in a recent survey that aging is something they “would rather not think about.” But for many, that better change, because most people are going to need some form of long-term care as they age, and few are prepared for it. Indeed, according to the poll, two thirds of Californians have done little or no planning for the assistance with living that they might need in their older years.