An Aging Society

For the first time in history, there are more people over 60 than under 18 in the United States. The Pew Research Center estimates that 10,000 people will turn 65 every day in the U.S. until the year 2030. That means that, on average, a person turns 65 in the U.S. every 8.64 seconds., the Boston College School of Social Work, and the Center on Aging & Work at Boston College have published an easy to read report, written in an FAQ format, that looks at the implications an aging society on our communities. When will the U.S. population begin to look like the populations of Florida and Maine (two of our oldest states)? How are life expectancies changing? What about a healthy life expectancy? How does this change impact our health care costs and the federal budget? What does a larger older population mean for our workforce? Read on to find out more!