It has been said the baby boomers will change aging (and aging will change them). Last week we asked if your organization is ready for the boomers; a plurality of respondents (more than 48%) indicated that their organizations were ready. One commented, “Our baby boomer population has been very vocal about wanting programming to meet their interests. We have continued to develop new events, classes, workshops, and excursions and offer programming at our Senior Facility that is specific to the interests and skill sets of our baby boomers.” And another said, “my organization is specifically focused on baby boomers and aging. It's what we do every day.”
However, 35.5% answering our question said they weren't sure if their organization was ready or not. We hope the resources below will help you start preparing for the impact the boomers will have on your organization, and aging generally.
Trends and Perspectives on the Baby Boomer Generation Web Seminar Series
This new web seminar series, sponsored by MetLife Mature Market Institute, will examine multiple facets of the Boomer population, including retirement, the impact of longer lives, financial security, caregiving, the “Boomer Legacy,” and much more.
How the Boomers Will Transform Aging and How Aging Will Transform the Boomers
This General Session of the 2012 Aging in America Confernence in Washington DC was sponsored by United Healthcareand featured Ken Dychtwald, Arianna Huffington, Rhonda Randall, Gail Sheehy, and Fernando Torres-Gil.
The Next Big Thing: Substance Abuse Among Aging Baby Boomers
By Patrick Arbore from the May/June, 2012, issue of Aging Today
Baby Boomers Will Transform This (Late) American Life
By Peter Francese from the July/August 2012, issue of Aging Today
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