As seniors become largest growing population globally, UL students work to help increase longevity,

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April 25, 2019

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To put it simply, America is aging.

How so?

  • For the first time in U.S. history, senior citizens are projected to outnumber children by 2035.
  • By 2030, it is expected that all baby boomers will be older than age 65, according to a 2018 report from the United States Census Bureau.
  • As the population ages, the ratio of older adults to working-aged adults also is projected to rise.

That has led public health professionals to search for new ways to care for the elderly and enhance their quality of life.

Now, about 20 University of Lynchburg students, all enrolled in the college’s four-year-old Master of Public Health program, are focusing on these needs, too.