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Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center for Health in Aging addresses health care issues affecting the rapidly growing senior population in the United States through research, clinical care, community outreach and education.  By 2030, when the youngest boomers have become seniors, the number of Americans 65 and older is expected to be more than 70 million - nearly twice as many as in 2005, and a jump from approximately 15 percent of the entire U.S. population, according to a report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies.

According to a University of Georgia study, more than 20 percent of the metropolitan region's population will be over age 60 by 2030.  These older adults aging into this demographic will want a say in their lives - in how they age.

The Center for Health in Aging benefits from well-established and successful programs at Emory in clinical care, aging research and education. In addition, Emory is affiliated with the Grady Health System and the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which both have an extensive array of geriatric clinical, research and training programs.