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Top of Mind: ABC-7 checks in with seniors about age and politics

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- Aging is just a natural part of life, and the brain isn't exempt from growing older. With age comes wisdom, but it can also include memory loss, changes to routines and the body.

While many aging individuals decide to leave their professional lives, many politicians remain in office for decades. And as politicians become older, questions can be raised about mental ability.

ABC-7 spoke with locals at the Polly Harris Senior Citizen's Center about aging politicians, younger folks interest in running for office -- and when, if ever, politicians should think about retirement.

Avery Martinez covers mental health in the Borderland as part of ABC-7’s Be Mindful initiative. He is also a Report for America corps member. RFA places talented, emerging journalists in newsrooms like ABC-7’s to report on under-covered issues and communities. Report for America is an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, an award-winning nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to rebuilding journalism from the ground up.

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