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Counseling Guidelines for Culturally Diverse Older Adult Clients
Counseling guidelines for culturally diverse older adult clients
The 2010 Population of Older Adults in the United Sates

In 2010, the population of the United States was 308.7 million, and a total of 40.3 million people 65 years and over (both sexes, all ages) were counted in the 2010 U.S. Census1 (Werner, 2011). In 2030, it is estimated that the number of older adult Americans will be 71.5 million (Hill & Eklund, 2008; Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, 2012). In the case of men 65 years and over, 17.3 million were counted in 2010 compared to 22.9 million women within this age range.

In 2010, 80% of the older population was non-Hispanic Whites (i.e., people who reported in 2010 ...

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