Welcome to Maxx Seniors Life
Texas Senior Services Article
This is a selection made from among articles on Texas Senior Services. For a permanent link to this article, or to bookmark it for future reading, click here.
Services For Seniors Increasing In Years To Comefrom: Pat Moauro
Baby Boomer Generation Will Fuel Increasing Services for Seniors
As members of the baby boomer generation continue to age, society will see a steady increase in services for seniors.
The first wave from the baby boomer generation (those born between 1946 and 1964) will be eligible for retirement by 2008. The 2000 U.S. census reported an estimated total of 82 million American citizens in the baby boom generation.
As these individuals continue to age, a number of services might be impacted, including:
Health Care Services
In their last stage of life, many seniors start to exhibit chronic health conditions requiring treatment. Age dependent diseases, such as Alzheimer's, can suddenly appear. In-home health aides are sometimes needed for seniors with limited mobility. Prescription medications may increase and cost of health care can soar in old age.
Baby boomers, however, have been known to be conscientious about maintaining their health. Therefore, health-oriented services and programs are among the many services for seniors that are expected to grow. Exercise and health programs for seniors might become highly innovative and fun.
Baby boomers love to live life to the fullest, savoring every minute. This likely won't change in retirement. Many already suggest they will be involved in some part-time or volunteer employment, so they can continue to be productive and active members of society. It's clear that they don't intend to stay home and do nothing.
Social services for seniors will likely start expanding. This will provide more opportunities for senior travel, dating, community meetings, mentoring, volunteerism, and religious affiliations. Many housebound seniors may even take to the Internet in record numbers to maintain a sense of community.
Housing and Transportation
Housing and transportation are already being impacted by the shift to older citizens.
Communities are moving to revitalize their urban areas into centers of shopping and commerce with residential apartments nearby. Sidewalks and social events are planned within these mall communities, which are attracting a great number of older citizens.
An appealing feature is that everything is close by and available. This type of arrangement also provides a venue of community interaction for everyone. Senior living communities benefit greatly from this arrangement, providing a wealth of services for seniors in one central spot.
Downtown areas are also becoming more centralized into one-stop community centers for shopping and entertainment. Many cities are expanding their bus and train networks in hopes of providing low-cost transportation that will increase visitors. All these services are helpful to seniors living on limited incomes and who may also have mobility issues. Senior living communities also provide support and planned activities for their members to brighten their days.
The baby boomers have been on a life-long spiritual quest, often rejecting their traditional religions in favor of unorthodox beliefs. Services for seniors in this area may also explode into an area of creativity and change. Boomers will likely be more definite as they start to choose the death arrangements they might want to make. Any service dealing with legal wills, funeral arrangements, and spiritual services will be impacted. It'll be inspiring to see what they come up with in the near future.
Texas Senior Services News
No relevant info was found on this topic.