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By Dwayne J Clark
Aegis Living 

Seniors need a lot more juniors in the industry

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Today, the senior living industry is not on most young people’s radar as a potential career track or even as a starter or summertime job—but it should be. Senior housing is a $40 billion industry that is growing rapidly in need, scale, and employment opportunities, and it will continue to do so over the next several decades as the U.S. population ages.

These are not the stereotypical “old folks’ homes” of yesteryear. Skilled nursing facilities still abound, of course, but the greatest growth—and the most dynamic revolution—is taking place in retirement and assisted living communities. These are thriving, active, lively places of business that are also fun, rewarding places t...



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