BC-US--Aging America,ADVISORY, US

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The latest installment of Aging America, the joint AP-APME project looking at the aging of the baby boomers and its impact on society, is scheduled to move Saturday for immediate use.

AGING AMERICA-ELDER ADVOCATES

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Marnie Schwartz was in California, a lawyer raising two toddlers. Her mother was living alone in New York and beginning to decline. Schwartz needed "eyes and ears" on the other side of the country and found a small company that stood in for her at her mother's side. It's a dilemma more and more Americans face as the population spreads out, people live longer and giving up a job is out of the question. And it's fostered a growing number of advocates and care managers who will decipher what the doctors say, argue with the insurance companies and even shop for groceries. By Jim Fitzgerald. AP Photos.

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