The baby boomer generation is reaching retirement age, and even though only the first wave has turned 65, there has been an increase in senior activities and programs for those who want to maintain their active lifestyle, according to the Baltimore Sun.
"We've been preparing for that for some time, because we have been looking ahead," Joanne Williams, director of the county's Department of Aging, told the news source. "We've tweaked our programming and the focus of our programs and services to be appealing to the baby boomer, the younger senior, and dealing with multi-generations of seniors."
These seniors participate in hour-long yoga sessions, line dancing classes, Zumba, martial arts and basketball at certain centers. Barbara Franke is a director of a senior citizen center in the Baltimore area and she explained that many boomers are coming to her center with a positive and vibrant. Everyone is eager to learn new activities and make the most of their second half, the media outlet reports.
According to the Daily Herald, some of these boomers are keeping with certain sports that many think may be too much for their health. However, they are successfully participating in racquetball, scuba diving and biking, and have no plans on stopping.