Wyoming (44/202)

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Norma Clark, 80, with Certified Nursing Assistant Lela Dennis, walks out to horse stalls where less than two years earlier Clark slipped on ice while feeding her horses and broke her hip. Clark pulled herself up to lock the gate on the horses before crawling through the Jan. 2 snow some 40 yards to her house to call for help. The trip took three hours through the snowdrifts as her dogs watched over her. Wyoming is one of the nation's fastes-aging states as young people move away and fixed-income retirees move in for the lower cost of living. The remoteness of Wyomings senior citizens presents unique challenges for state health programs. (Kevin Moloney for the New York Times)
Norma Clark, 80, with Certified Nursing Assistant Lela Dennis, walks out to horse stalls where less than two years earlier Clark slipped on ice while feeding her horses and broke her hip. Clark pulled herself up to lock the gate on the horses before crawling through the Jan. 2 snow some 40 yards to her house to call for help. The trip took three hours through the snowdrifts as her dogs watched over her. Wyoming is one of the nation's fastes-aging states as young people move away and...
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