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Global aging is a rising issue

Elderly Indians participate in celebrations to mark International Day of Older Persons at an old age home in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday Oct. 1. Much of the world is not prepared to support the ballooning population of elderly people, including many of the fastest-aging countries, according to a global study scheduled to be released Oct. 1 by the United Nations and an elder rights group.

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Elderly Indians participate in celebrations to mark International Day of Older Persons at an old age home in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday Oct. 1. Much of the world is not prepared to support the ballooning population of elderly people, including many of the fastest-aging countries, according to a global study scheduled to be released Oct. 1 by the United Nations and an elder rights group.



A new global study finds that the world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their rising numbers of elderly people...

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