The baby boomer population is aging everywhere across the country and, in Chicago, more than 2 million members of the demographic are turning 65 this year, according to Chicago Business. This demographic has started to put pressure on family caregivers, healthcare and local governments.
The number of seniors in the Windy City will grow by 65 percent by 2030, so that one in six of every resident is age 65 or older.
Industries are all working to adapt to the needs of boomers during their retirement living.
One of the biggest sectors to feel the crunch is the healthcare sector, where Medicare patients for Advocate Health Care hospitals will rise from 40 to 50 percent by 2020.
Cars are also being modified for older adults who are planning to drive during their golden years, getting safer and more comfortable. "As you get older, you're not willing to put up with as much," Amy Marentic, a Ford marketing manager, told the news provider."
The senior population in the United States is expected to account for 20 percent of the total population by 2030, for a total of 72 million adults over the age of 65.