Getting Old

Arizona€’s graying frontier offers glimpse of US challenges ahead | Al Jazeera America.

More than 1 in 3 residents of La Paz County are seniors, over twice the national average and more than 10 percentage points above the proportion in the county in 2000. Despite the growing need for help, state and federal funds to area aging services in the state have been slashed by nearly a fifth since 2010, as state and federal authorities balanced their budgets amid an economic downturn. 

Welcome to the new America, kids.

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