“Kids These Days,” Also Known as Echo Boomers

There’s a new class of boomers in town, and they’re pretty powerful too.

Make way for the ‘echo boomers,’ defined in a new report from IBISWorld.com as a “subsegment of generation Y born to the baby boomers.”

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#ElderCareChat 4/18/12 Recap: The Future of Geriatric Care

Bariatric toilets, more male caregivers, turning the tide on diabetes, and better nurse to patient ratios: we covered all of this and more in our latest #ElderCareChat on the future of geriatric care. Inspired by a recent New York Times ...

 
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Baby Boomers Redesigning Assisted Living of the Future

Boomers have been challenging the norms since the 1960s, and they show no signs of stopping, especially when it comes to their senior living preferences.

Top senior housing executives anticipate the demands of baby boomers will drive future business (near-term ...

 
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Census Data: Snapshot of Today’s Baby Boomers

The baby boomers represent a large segment of today’s population, and their numbers (along with seniors) will continue to dominate in the years to come.

As of 2006, there were 77,980,296 baby boomers; in 2030, Census data indicates that 57,793,195 U.S. citizens ...

 
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Senior Housing: Architecture & Design for the Future

So much in the senior living world has changed since the first nursing homes were built in the 1950s, particularly in terms of architecture and design.

Take a drive around any town or city that is home to numerous types ...

 
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Graying Population Presents Challenges for People of All Ages

The implications of increased longevity are far-reaching, affecting even the youngest members of society, says New Realities of an Older America: Challenges, Changes and Questions, a report recently issued by the Stanford Center of Longevity.
Baby boomers are aging as ...

 
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Cities See Rise in Senior Housing Occupancy Rates

Metropolitan markets across the country saw a marked increase in occupancy rates for independent senior housing communities during the first quarter of 2011, according to new data from the National Investment Center for the Senior Housing & Care Industry. As reported ...

 
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New Trend in Senior Homes: Shared Interests, Shared Space

Driven by the nearly 78 million baby boomers, a new trend is emerging among senior homes: niche communities, known by industry professionals as “affinity” retirement communities, tailor their surroundings and services to seniors who share commonalities in interests, traits, or hobbies.

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Grandchildren: A Key Motivator for Making a Senior Care Decision

At any age, the decision to move is comprised of many considerations and compromises: country vs. city? Low-maintenance townhouse vs. sprawling single-family home? Move for a job or to be closer to family & friends?

A recent article on the ...

 
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Baby Boomers: The Transformation Nation

The Beatles. JFK. MLK. The Vietnam War. Color TV.

That was life in the 1950s and 60s, when today’s baby boomers were coming of age.

Punk. Watergate. The Brady Bunch. Disco. Cocaine.

Life in the 1970s – when boomers were ...

 
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