Despite all of the worries about the support program budgets of the future, U.S. residents over age 65 are doing great today. Federal agencies have painted a bright picture in a new report on older Americans. The agencies say older Americans are more likely than they were 20 years ago to have jobs outside the home, a little more likely (although not likely enough) to be staying fit, and substantially more likely to be able to handle tasks such as shopping and preparing meals.

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