Additionally, the number of older Americans age 85 and older has more than doubled an increase of 141 percent, from 2.2 million in 1980 to 4.9 million in 2007, and the age-75-plus group increased by 69 percent over that same time period (U.S. Census, 2000, 2007; Congressional Research Service Report to Congress, 2004, 2008). [...] even before the current economic downturn, the Older Americans Act was required to serve a much larger population with considerably fewer dollars, after adjusting for inflation. [...] more than half of the area agencies participate in evidence-based health promotion programs.
The Aging Network in Today's Economy Mike Burgess; Robert Applebaum Generations; Fall 2009; 33, 3; Docstoc pg. 40
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