By Susan Williams
We have all heard the cries – the aging demographic, the silver tsunami, the graying of America.
We know that changes will have to be made in society to support this new reality but exactly what needs to change?
The following video entitled The Big Idea in 4 Minutes – Coming of Age In Aging America does an excellent job of capturing what some of the challenges are and what is required in order to move forward in this new world of an aging population;
Here are some of the highlights from the video;
Demographically, the world we now live in and the people we have become is much different than the world we lived in 50 years ago. However our institutions, economies, policies, social security, medicare and communities were all designed for who we were back then.
So, facing this enormous challenge it’s easy to be concerned and worried. The world we currently live in is not the one we need moving forward.
But the question asked is “Why is there an assumption that there is no upside in this situation?”.
Change requires effort. But if we begin by envisioning new models of living and new ways of being – who knows – we could create a world that could actually be better for everyone than it was before.
This article originally appeared on Booming Encore and was reprinted with permission.
Susan Williams is the Founder of Booming Encore – a website and social media network dedicated to providing information and inspiration to help Baby Boomers create and live their very best encore. Being a Boomer herself, Susan loves to discover ways to live life to the fullest. She shares her experiences, observations and opinions on living life after 50 and personally tries to embrace Booming Encore’s philosophy of making sure every day matters. For daily updates to help you live your best encore, be sure to follow Booming Encore on Twitter and join them on Facebook.