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For aging California, is the future Florida?

Steven Wallace, professor of community health sciences in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in an article by CALmatters about implications of California's rapidly aging population. 

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Monday, April 29, 2019
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California is getting old.

As the last of the baby boom generation enters the golden years of their California dream, seniors are the state’s fastest-growing age group, far outpacing growth in children or working-age adults.

According to state projections, by 2030 more than 9 million Californians will be over the age of 65, 3 million more than there are today. Within a decade, more than 20% of the state’s residents will be seniors — a higher proportion than currently resides in Florida, a state famous for its large population of snowbird retirees.

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