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Posted: Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Unleash the power of age – are you ready?

Every year since 1963, May has been the month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions and achievements. It is a proud tradition that demonstrates the value of our elders.

The theme identified by the Federal Administration for Community Living this year is “Unleash the Power of Age!” The month of May is a chance to recognize older Americans as productive, active and influential members of our communities.

The population estimates of people 60 and older living in the region are as follows. Benton County 16,411 or 18 percent of the population, Lincoln County, 15,303 or 33 percent of the population, and Linn County, 26,728 or 22 percent of the population. As a three-county region, the total amounts to more than 58,000 people. In 20 years, the aging of the baby boomers will account for a doubling of the regional population over 60 years old.

For the complete article see the 05-15-2013 issue.

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