Are you a Baby Boomer?
Baby boomers are the demographic group born during the post–World War II baby boom, approximately between the years 1946 and 1964. This includes people who are between 52 and 70 years old in 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
So if you are aged between 52 and 70 right now you are a Baby Boomer.
There are many wonderful things about being a Baby Boomer, but there is also something utterly conventional and predictable. We are starting to get get older.
Across the world there is a urge of baby boomers who joined the world during that period and created a huge demographic bulge that flourished like no other group before them. These children born in this period acquired far more education than any previous generation. As a group they grew up somewhat rebellious and with a idealistic attitude that they hoped to reshape society moving forward.
Now, we have more and more of our baby boomers turning 60. Just as night follows day, this massive group of people are getting older, and hitting, if they are lucky, that milestone of 60. Alongside getting older they are also developing health problems and retiring from the workforce.
Projections are they will live longer than any previous generation. I have read that they expect of those born in America in 1946 2.8 million are still alive and while woman can expect to live another 25 years, the men another 22 years. In America by 2030, they expect those of 65 will have grown by 75% to 69 million. 20% of the population will be over 65 and if you are numbers person 35% will be over 50.
So the big question is what quality of life can the baby boomer expect?
The baby boomer has a choice – they can be energetic and healthy and able to move freely or they can sink into the pain and disability associated with chronic disease.
Which one do you choose?
Often fragile, increasingly dependent, the massive group will demand a great deal from the medical profession and require lots of support from their family (their children) and those professional caregivers.
Lack of exercise combined with to much weight leads to an increase in diabetes which accelerate aging and leads to a host of associated chronic disease.
There is also signs that has a group they are aging more slowly that previous generations because of healthy habits, a decline in smoking and a greater appreciation of the need to eat healthy and exercise more.
You may have heard some people say “60 is really the new 50”.
There are large numbers of baby boomers who choose to remain in the workforce and make a significant boost to economic growth. For many they must continue to work as they are not in a good financial position at retirement age. So is it by choice or necessity?
And a lot of boomers say “they intend to work beyond the traditional retirement age of 65”, primarily because 30% to 50% say they have “not saved enough to retire”.
Have you done the calculation at 65 will you have enough money to support yourself for 20-25 years. I would suggest you need to look at changing things NOW if you can’t. provide that support.
The good news is that there are a number of people of influence, suggesting that there is a tipping point coming where organisations will suddenly realise they do not have enough young, skilled workers in the pool to operate effectively. So those baby boomers who choose to continue to work will do so on their own terms.
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US Census Bureau