Baby Boomers

What Do We Call Aging Baby Boomers?

Are you ready for a new debate over what to call old people? This happens every few years:  We’ve tried senior citizens, seniors, the elderly, elders, retirees, and even gerontos. Lately, “older adults” seemed to be catching on. That’s the phrase I mostly use though it is not entirely satisfying either. Older than who? Then there are the euphemisms for [...]

By |2018-02-14T12:43:53-05:00January 3rd, 2018|Aging|0 Comments

The Disappearing Family Caregiver

Family caregivers are the bedrock of our system of long-term supports and services. At least eight of every ten people receiving care get it at home (not in a nursing home or other residential facility), and nearly all of their assistance is provided by relatives or friends. But a forthcoming study by AARP finds that huge demographic changes threaten to [...]

By |2013-07-26T16:53:16-04:00July 26th, 2013|Aging, aging in place, family caregivers|0 Comments