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(Miami, FL, April 1, 2005) Donald A. Shelton, CSA, with the Senior Advisor Corporation in Miami, FL, recently completed a comprehensive course through the Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA)™ and earned the designation of Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®. SCSA is an international organization that has enrolled more than 20,000 professionals in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to meet the changing needs of a growing senior population. Successful participants complete a thorough examination to earn the CSA® designation.

"Professionals in the fields of medicine, insurance, investments and recreation require a broad spectrum of information to serve the needs of seniors. SCSA keeps professionals from a wide variety of fields abreast of all these issues by providing education, training, support and communication resources to those of us dedicated to serving seniors," Mr. Shelton said.

The explosion in growth of the senior population is one of the most important demographic developments of the 21st century. Two-thirds of the people who have lived past the age of 65 are alive today. In the United States alone, there are more than 35 million seniors (age 65 and older), and the number continues to increase (with women being the largest segment), lending an unprecedented shift in the age of the population. By 2030, the U.S. Bureau of Census predicts there will be about 70 million people who are 65 and older-meaning one in five Americans will be seniors.

This demographic shift requires an educated response in how professionals work with seniors and the challenges and opportunities they face, Mr. Shelton said. "With more people living longer, we are already beginning to see changes in how seniors function in our society, from retirees who choose to start a second or third career, to various forms of alternative senior housing and new approaches to diet, exercise and overall health care for seniors."

As a Certified Senior Advisor, Mr. Shelton will participate in continuing education provided by the Society that emphasizes ethical business practices and volunteer service specific to senior citizens.