Mark’s Minute: The aging of America

America is growing older with consistent regularity

The map below shows where we were, where we are, and where we’re going.

I was recently in South Florida and visited one of those minimum-security housing subdivsions – you know the ones I am talking about, right? The ones with the guard gates and the 8-foot wall surrounding the neighborhood. I was wondering what was up with that- they are everywhere in South Florida. The first question I asked myself was, “Are individuals trying to steal older people, or their houseful of tchotchkies/nick-knacks? I then realized that south Florida is an example of where the rest of the nation might be headed and my son Drew created a map, state-by-state, of the aging population. It is both fun and interesting to watch America age. What I witnessed in South Florida may soon be coming to a neighborhood near you!

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