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The number of adults 65 and older in the United States is expected to increase from 40 to 60 million by 2030, according to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Pastor Andy Smith of the First Lutheran Church in Brainerd sees the population statistics as an opportunity to prepare for the coming aging population. So this year he took this information and put it to use.

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