The first Boomers are hitting the traditional retirement age this year, and communities and businesses are taking notice. With 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring each day over the next 18 years, the medical field and senior communities are preparing for an onslaught of “Golden Boomers,” a term coined for those just entering their golden years. Today there are around 76 million people in the U.S. who were born between 1946 and 1964 and communities are going to have to adapt to a generation accustomed to doing things its own way.
If Idlewild is going to preserve its legacy of its first centennial (100 years), we must execute throughout the year with classes and educational events, keeping older adults informed of their options. They will be calling on us when they turn 65 and they have no idea where to turn next.