The next bed could cost you a lot if the hospital says you're there on observation. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Hazel Trexler-Campbell throws spray-painted horseshoes during the Senior Games in Cleveland on July 23. Benjamin Morris for NPR hide caption

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Graham Johnston, 82, poses for a portrait through an underwater window at the pool on Wednesday. Graham competed at the Senior Games in Cleveland, where more than 10,000 athletes older than 55 are competing in various sports. Benjamin Morris for NPR hide caption

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At the Baltimore Green House, every resident has a private room that's close to the common areas, shown here. Courtesy of Catholic Charities hide caption

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Republicans celebrated when California Gov. Pete Wilson was re-elected in 1994. But his divisive campaign led to a backlash, especially among the growing Latino population in the state. Kevork Djansezian/AP hide caption

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The Greenes say they take it a day at a time and relish the many long-term memories they've shared for nearly 60 years. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Richard Piña, 69, with customer Augustin Bustos at Rich's Den barbershop in Calumet City, Ill. Piña, who retired from the Chicago police force 12 years ago, works at his shop four or five hours a day. Beth Rooney for NPR hide caption

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Wisconsin state Sen. Fred Risser at the state Capitol. Narayan Mahon for NPR hide caption

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Maggie Smith plays aging opera diva Jean in the film Quartet. Increasingly, movies are turning their attention to older subjects in order to draw in older audiences. The Weinstein Company hide caption

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The recession put a dent in Sims-Wood's savings, and she expects she'll have to stay in the workforce "forever." Gabriella Demczuk/NPR hide caption

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