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A Snapshot of the Elderly Population in Washington DC

Monday, May 3, 2010

A typical senior would be a black female, 73 years old living at home in a single family home, on a retirement income (mostly social security and/or pension), in a family setting (husband or living with other relatives), utilizing or may need programs and services in order to maintain her independence as she ages. Her major asset would be her home. As her life expectancy expands the chances increase that she may spend some of her remaining years alone and have a chronic disability that may limit her activities of daily living.