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decline
(v.) to gradually become less or worse
demographic
(n.) a group of people, for example customers, who are similar in age, social class, etc.
demographic
(adj.) used to refer to changes in the number of births, marriages, deaths, etc. in a particular area during a period of time
economic impact
(n.) a financial effect that something, especially something new, has on a situation or person.
elderly
(n.) a more polite word for 'old', used to describe people
focus on
(v.) to give a lot of attention to one particular person, subject or thing
healthcare
(n.) the set of services provided by a country or an organization for treating people who are ill
identify with
(v.) to feel that you are similar to someone in some way and that you can understand them or their situation because of this
in brief
using only a few words
in contrast
showing an obvious difference between two or more things
in theory
if something is possible in theory, it should be possible, but often it does not happen in that way.
pension
(n.) a sum of money paid regularly by the government or a private company to a person who has stopped working because they are old or ill
protect
(v.) to keep someone or something safe from something dangerous or bad
range
(n.) a group of different things of the same general type
rely on
(v.) to need a particular thing or the help and support of someone or something in order to continue, to work correctly, or succeed
shortage
(n.) when there is not enough of something
social activities
(n.) leisure activities that people do with others
sum up
(v.) to describe briefly the important facts or characteristics of something or someone
unemployment
(n.) the number of people who are unemployed, or the state of being unemployed
workforce
(n.) all the people who work in a company, organization or country
the elderly
(n.) people who are elderly
retirement
(n.) when you leave your job and stop working, usually because you are old