Boomers Changing Retirement

by Lois Etienne on March 29, 2012

in Caregiver Support,Grandmothers,Internet,Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Numbering some 78 million people born between 1946 and 1964, Boomers are not accepting traditional retirement or “senior housing” and are instead determined to remain active and engaged professionally and socially.

They are planning and building homes and lives that support their beliefs and lifestyles. Some Boomers want to remain in an urban setting with the city scene, some are concerned with going green and sustainability, some have complex families and want to support a non-traditional household and then there’s those who seek a community based on spirituality or shared interests. Some folks want to live on one floor, some want a staircase so they can get exercise, some want an elevator. Many have areas that can be converted over into caregiver’s quarters.

A phrase floating around is “Unassisted Living” to explain these changes. They want to stay connected to friends and family, stay fit and healthy and stay involved in work and leisure activities…but on their terms. Boomers have always been transformative and the aging process will be no different.

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