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Under current projections, by 2100 the number of people over 80 will be six times the number today. Meanwhile, the number of children under 6 will drop by half. Scary.

We’re facing a global workforce downgrading — too many oldsters like me and not enough youngsters. Think of Huntington streets now, then imagine them with six times the grandparents but half the grandkids. Sounds like a Florida retirement community but in fact, it will be our world.

Grant McGuire is a Huntington resident. His email address is

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