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Identify 2 or 3 issues faced by the aging population?
The issues faced by the aging population include: 1. Health issue - These include hearing and sight loss, memory loss and increased health problems. 2. Loneliness is another issue. Men tend to have a shorter life expectancy than women. 3. [ Another problem deals with the elderly person's income and economic welfare. No longer being in the workforce, these individuals will need to rely on their
pensions and Social Security. ]
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what is being done to address the issues about the aging population on health , self harm, and everything involving peers?
Weegy: The United Nations has done its best to fight the aging populations and other issues concerning people. It also depends on every country on how they deal with such problems. Thank you! (More)
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