Students discuss aging at Speak Your Mind forum

Thursday, September 27, 2007 | 4:27 p.m. CDT; updated 2:15 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

COLUMBIA — By 2050, the number of Americans age 65 to 84 will more than double, according to national Census projections, and the number of people 85 and older will almost quadruple. “Our future may hold a society with one worker for every two retired people,” said Richard Hessler, MU professor emeritus of sociology.