Thursday, August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day. According to the Alabama Department of Senior services, seniors are part of the fastest-growing demographic in the world. New research shows that the population of adults 65 years and older has increased from 35.5 million in 2002 to 43.1 million in 2012 and is projected to more than double to 92 million in 2060. By 2040, there will be about 80 million older persons, over twice their number in 2000. For more resources on aging, contact The Alabama Department of Senior Services and your local Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-AGELINE .