Senior citizens line up for free groceries on March 16, 2016, at the Hart Senior Center, where once a month, about 45 seniors bring wheeled carts to fill up with potatoes, rice, fresh fruits and vegetables and other staples, mostly provided by the Sacramento Food Bank. California will see a sharp increase in its elderly population as the baby boom generation retires from the work force.
Senior citizens line up for free groceries on March 16, 2016, at the Hart Senior Center, where once a month, about 45 seniors bring wheeled carts to fill up with potatoes, rice, fresh fruits and vegetables and other staples, mostly provided by the Sacramento Food Bank. California will see a sharp increase in its elderly population as the baby boom generation retires from the work force. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com
Senior citizens line up for free groceries on March 16, 2016, at the Hart Senior Center, where once a month, about 45 seniors bring wheeled carts to fill up with potatoes, rice, fresh fruits and vegetables and other staples, mostly provided by the Sacramento Food Bank. California will see a sharp increase in its elderly population as the baby boom generation retires from the work force. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

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California’s slowing population growth has many impacts – positive and negative

January 03, 2017 12:01 AM

UPDATED January 03, 2017 11:09 AM

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