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Every day, more than 6,000 Americans celebrate their 65th birthday.

Every day, more than 6,000 Americans celebrate their 65th birthday.

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  • Today's Older Population

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    In 2013, households headed by persons 65+ had a median income of $51,486.  
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    More than 40 percent of older adults aged 65-74 engage in regular leisure-time physical activity, while only 27 percent of older adults aged 75+ reported doing so.  
  • Mental disorders among older adults
    Currently, 25 percent of older Americans experience depression, anxiety, dementia, or other mental disorders. By 2030, the number is expected to double.  
  • Older U.S. population by gender
    There are about 5.5 million more older women in the United States than older men.  
  • Medicare beneficiaries over age 65 and 85 in 2003
    51% of non-institutionalized Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older in 2003 were between 65 and 74 years old; 12% were age 85 and older.