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Aging Americans Grapple With Homelessness And Health Care Desperation

  • As its population ages, the United States is ill-prepared to adequately house and care for the growing number of older people, concludes a new report being released Thursday by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.
  • Without enough government help, “many older adults will have to forgo needed care or rely on family and friends for assistance,” warned Jennifer Molinsky, project director of the center’s Housing an Aging Society Program. Many, like Genaldi, will become homeless.
  • Molinsky said more governmental assistance could better help the upsurge of older Americans who are baby boomers born after World War II.
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