Baby boomers are expected to look at retirement in a different light. They are looking for a retirement that accomondates their active lifestyles, including retirement living communities that incorporate fitness and activities that do not slow them down, according to Inforum.
The news source reports the findings from a Pew Research Center survey from 2009, which stated that half of the participants who were over 50 years old felt that they were 10 years younger. Also, 62 percent believed that people aren't actually aged until 75.
"There are people who are in their 80s who say, 'I'm not old enough to go to the senior center.' Because old is 10 years older than what they are, regardless, of whether they're 70 or 80. It's always, old is 10 years older," Kathy Sporre, the director of Fergus Falls Senior Citizens Program, told the news source.
According to YNN, the age of baby boomers retiring is finally here, and the number is quite high. In the next 20 years, 78 million baby boomers will hit 65 years of age, and that translates to about 20 percent of the population in the United States.