Since January 2011 — when the first group of baby boomers began turning 65 — the nation’s aging population has increased at a high rate. By 2030, all baby boomers will be older than 65, and one in five Americans will be retirement age. Within two decades, the U.S. Census Bureau projects that older adults will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history.
As the older adult population continues to grow, communities are critically examining the needs of their residents. The World Health Organization (WHO) External link published a global guide to age-friendly cities (PDF, 1.6 MB), and it highlights features that these communities should consider for their aging populations.
Read more about how communities can prepare for the growing aging population here.