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‘The gray tsunami’: How will millennials care for their aging parents?

May 8, 2018

In the next three decades, there will be more older people—those who’re over the age of 65—than ever before in history. In the United States, the number of people over the age of 65 will increase by 111 percent. Many of the 75 million American millennials will be faced with the prospect of taking care of their parents. NBC Left Field met Reginald Gilmore and Rebekah Gordon, who are each maneuvering their own lives — supporting, or going to support, their aging parents.

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Sky Dylan-Robbins

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