Even if scientific advancesprove extraordinary, "we are going to have to deal with the costs,workforce and service delivery arrangements for large numbers ofelders living for at least a year or two with seriousdisabilities." (Photo: Shutterstock)

Within 10 years, all of the nation's 74 million baby boomerswill be 65 or older. The most senior among them will be on the cuspof 85.

Even sooner, by 2025, the number of seniors (65 million) isexpected to surpass that of children age 13 and under (58 million)for the first time, according to Census Bureau projections.

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