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The number of seniors living in Central Texas is soaring – and so is the cost of living.  That’s making “The Golden Girls” far more than a funny ’80s TV show. The show’s shared-living arrangement could become a template for senior housing in cities like Austin.

Read more at KUT.org.

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The Hispanic population’s rate of growth exceeds that of the general U.S. population by almost five times and needs to be considered as we ponder our country’s future demographics.

Read more at TheMonitor.com.

In Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast combines text, cartoons, sketches and photos to describe her interactions with her parents during the last years of their lives.

Read more at TPR.org.

Old age creeps up on us all – if we’re fortunate. Our tendency, however, is to shunt that inevitability toward the dark, murky recesses of our thoughts: Out of sight, out of mind. That attitude, perhaps, applies doubly to the LGBT community, where there tends to be an emphasis on pretty, young things and happy, rainbow flags.

Read more at AustinChronicle.com.

When you think about great places to grow old and retire, New York City doesn’t immediately spring to mind. It’s outrageously expensive. It can be particularly dangerous for the elderly: Being struck by a vehicle is the second leading cause of injury-related death for seniors.

Read more at Politico.com.