ith so many baby boomers looking to their older years, wondering how physical disabilities might change their quality of life, the media is starting to take notice. In an article in a Wisconsin paper, the author talks about the features of universal design and how important this component is to not only baby boomers but anyone who might struggle with a disability. To read the entire article, CLICK HERE
A number of statistics have been released by various sources such as the U.S. Census Bureau, Social Security Administration and AARP... and the numbers are amazing. Take a look at this one: Beginning on January 1 of this year, every single day more than 10,000 baby boomers will celebrate their 65th birthday. And that will continue happening for the next 19 years.
It appears that with the challenges to the economy, some boomers will continue to remain in the workforce well past their traditional age of retirement but also because they don't like what retirement means to them: sitting in a recliner for they rest of their years. They want and will remain active as long as their bodies will permit them to.
And yet despite those statistics, 3 out of 4 Americans start claiming Social Security benefits the moment they reach age 62. Most are doing out of necessity... even though they get locked into receiving a lower benefit package. Perhaps they just want to get what coming to them before the Social Security Administration runs out of cash.
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Michael A. Thomas, FASID is an author, writer and interior designer who as a caregiver developed a passion for creating homes without barriers, maximizing the independence of his clients and having a little fun along the way.
Co-Author: Residential Design For Aging In Place. To learn more, CLICK HERE.