The Future of Aging Is Florida
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How to Cite

Gillen, Martie, and Jeffrey W. Dwyer. 2012. “The Future of Aging Is Florida: FCS2209/FY624, Rev. 7/2012”. EDIS 2012 (7). Gainesville, FL.


Aging is not only about older adults. It is about their families, the community they live in, and the influence they exert on our society. Changing demographics have made the study of aging increasingly important. This revised 5-page fact sheet offers possible solutions to some of the issues we face as we “age in the 21st Century.” Written by Martie Gillen and Jeffrey W. Dwyer, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, July 2012.

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