Adding Life to Years
Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,
The last of life, for which the first was made . . .
By one of the great boons of modern medicine, the U.S. today has more and older old folks than any previous culture in history. In 1900 only 4.1% of the population were 65 or over; now these "senior citizens" account for 8.4%, and by 1980 they will make up 10% to 15% in a nation of about 225 million. But the boon has brought with it some...