Aging rural population strains West's health care systems

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Aging rural population strains West's health care systems

Changing demographics, an aging rural population, put more pressure on health care systems
Peggy Clements, 102, is led out of her house by senior community van driver Al Early. Each Tuesday and Thursday, Clements does activities with other seniors through the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, which also has a nurse check on her every morning. Both help address her loneliness, which she says is the hardest part about getting older.

Aging rural population strains West's health care systems

Peggy Clements, 102, is led out of her house by senior community van driver Al Early. Each Tuesday and Thursday, Clements does activities with other seniors through the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, which also has a nurse check on her every morning. Both help address her loneliness, which she says is the hardest part about getting older.