A recent survey conducted by the International Council on Active Aging has found that there will be a substantial increase in the number of programs available at assisted living facilities, retirement homes and other senior communities in the coming years.
These new initiatives are meant to promote active living among older adults.
The 640 participants in the survey were employees and administrators who worked in the retirement sector, and 71 percent claimed that they would be implementing classes and activities within the next two years.
This represents a 51 percent increase of wellness programs since the survey was given last year. A total of 27 percent of respondents said that they also planned on hiring new staff to help with the implementations, and 41 percent are planning to build additional residences and facilities.
"While the larger economy may be suffering from a cold, the active-aging industry is in good health," Colin Milner, CEO of International Council on Active Aging, said in a statement.
Other accommodations for older adults are also under development as baby boomers age and want to stay active and engaged. The Star Tribune reports that some fitness franchises are opening gyms that cater to those who are 50 and over.