|AGING POPULATION: SENIORS ARE FASTEST GROWING POPULATION WORLDWIDE|
Aruba, June 21, 2012 - Effects of aging population influence political and economic decisions. Our population is aging because seniors are the fastest growing population in the world.
According to the Administration on Aging(AoA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the United States is experiencing a dramatic increase in the numbers of people who live to old age. This phenomenon is creating challenges for Americans of all ages as they cope with Social Security, health care, housing, employment, and other national issues that are important to an aging population.
Aging Population Around the World
There is power in numbers. As a group, seniors have tremendous economic and political clout. According to “Selling to Seniors,” a monthly marketing report, people 50 and over control 77 percent of all financial assets in the United States, own almost 50 percent of all credit cards, and account for more than 50 percent of discretionary spending power – 2.5 times the average per capita.
Politically, the U.S. Census Bureau confirms that 72 percent of all American citizens ages 65 to 74 voted in the 2000 presidential election – the highest rate of any age group. Seniors are also more likely than people in other age groups to write or telephone their state and federal representatives about an issue that is important to them.
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