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  • Baby Boomers1946 1964 Capstone Research Michelle Li
  • Boomer generation Decades of radical social, technological and economic change Boomers turn 60 years old1946 1964 70s 80s 90s 2000s 2006 ideological, innovative, idealistic
  • Percentage of Population Age 65+ 2000 2050 34 33 30 21 18% 17 16% 12% United States Germany Italy Japan huge demographic shift
  • Life Expectancy for Americans at Age 65Age at Death 90 85 Women 80 Men 75 1940 1960 1980 2000 2020 2040
  • Baby BoomersThe next 20 years... Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stacyb73/2229275492/
  • The Changing Nature of AgingHEALTHIERImproved nutrition, fitness and health care with less physical ailmentsMORE EDUCATEDCollege-degree educatedWEALTHIERLarger incomes and significant inheritance from their parentsTECHNOLOGICALLY PROFICIENTConsume social media, including blogs, podcasts, forums and social networking
  • Active, healthy, independent living Image source: http://elderlyspace.blogspot.com/2009/04/youre-never-too-old.html
  • "Middlescence"Pursuit of personal fulfillment Work Volunteer Travel Learn & study Indulge
  • Social connectedness is vital to healthy aging Communication with friends, relatives, health care providers Ability to learn, enjoy new experiences, manage necessary personal services Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/benpierce/2626359069/ /
  • Globally mobile Travel, medical tourism Cultural seekers relocate to ethnically appealing placesImage source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/benpierce/2626359069/
  • Self-Help Use internet for more health activities and services Image source: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3235/2757782320_0e21f8486d_o_d.jpg
  • “ I can never feel age... if you have creative work, you can never feel age or time “ Louise Nevelson, 1980 (1900-1988)Source: http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2008/02/21/arts/24artists.ready.html