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Demographics, Trends, and a Call to Action

By Toby Golick

Now and in the future, increasing numbers of old people do not and will not fit the stereotype of contented old folks in their rocking chairs on the porch and need and will need dedicated lawyers to help secure the comfortable and dignified old age that everyone deserves. Understanding their demographics and trends in areas such as income, housing, long-term care, medical benefit programs, diminished capacity, and technological advances gives legal aid advocates a strong basis for assisting the growing population of older clients needing legal assistance.

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