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UMaine Today Explores New Definitions of ‘Aging’

With 76 million Americans poised to turn age 65 in the coming decades, it’s time to redefine the concept of the aged and elders, as older people today are far healthier, more mobile, better educated, more active, politically aware and outspoken than earlier generations, according to Len Kaye, director of the University of Maine Center on Aging in an article in the Spring 2012 edition of UMaine Today Magazine. Without diminishing the problems and infirmities that come with aging, Kaye says that society for too long has focused on the disabilities of aging and ignored the abilities of the aged. Read the story online.

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