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Old man on park bench “The decline in the availability of support from family, friends, neighbors and congregants among retiring adults has implications for future retirees, caregivers, and taxpayers,” analysts write. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Older Americans today have less of a social circle than previous generations, leaving many to resort to private care or government-paid resources, according to the report, “An Invisible Tsunami: ‘Aging Alone’ and Its Effect on Older Americans, Families, and Taxpayers,” by Congressional Republicans on the Joint Economic Committee.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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