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Shonna Bennett, a retiree working as a volunteer at the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills, puts returned books back on shelves. In Citrus County, more than a third of residents are senior citizens, the sixth-highest rate in the nation.
‘Gray Belt’ a glimpse at nation’s future

INVERNESS — A billboard at the county line advertises home health care services. Local churches try to create a feeling of belonging for elderly members who may be disconnected from family up north. Lawyers and accountants make house calls like doctors. Elderly residents get ferried to stores by a fleet of county minivans. 

Welcome to Citrus County, Florida, where more than a third of residents are senior citizens, one of the highest rates in the nation. 

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