DUPLICATE BRIDGE ... Join Palo Alto Duplicate Bridge for games that are friendly, courteous, open to the public and cater to intermediate through expert players. Snacks are provided and there is a lunch break. Need help finding a partner? Just ask. The group meets Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Schultz Cultural Arts Hall at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Fee is $8 at the door. For more information contact Elisheva Salamo at 650-223-8618 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SENIORS RISING ... According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people 65 and older in the United States on July 1, 2011, was 41.4 million, up from 40.3 million on April 1, 2010 — census day. This accounts for 13.3 percent of the total population. By 2060, the bureau predicts one in five U.S. residents — or 92 million people — will be in this age group. At that time, the youngest baby boomers will be 96 years old. In 2056, for the first time in the nation's history, the projected population of people 65 and older will exceed that of those under 18.
OLDER AMERICANS MONTH ... A meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens resulted in President John F. Kennedy designating May as Senior Citizens Month, encouraging the nation to pay tribute to older people across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter changed the name to Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate those 65 and older through ceremonies, events and public recognition. But if 65 is the new 50, will the government have to adjust the age threshold?