Gray Area

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The graying of America could bring national attention to a school right here at home.

UCCS is launching a doctoral program this Spring on the topic of geropsychology, or the psychology of aging.

It's one of only 4 doctoral programs in the nation. And 5 students out of 25 applicants have been accepted into the first-year program.

Recent census figures show a population boom for older Americans, mostly due to the aging of Baby Boomers.

Demographers say Colorado is also going gray. The number of people 65 or older is expected to skyrocket from over 400,000 to more than a million within 25 years.

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