How Will Baby Boomers Age?

Publication Date: July 2009

Publisher: National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): Daniel Reingold

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Social Context; Modernity; Population

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


Between 1946 and 1964, approximately 80 million Americans were born, now referred to as the "Baby Boomers." By taking into account that statistically, these baby boomers have a higher divorce rate, smaller families, and greater economic security, the author analyzes what these individuals are seeking for as they age. By shedding light on their preferences in regards to sexual rights, drugs, and privacy, the author asserts that the typical nursing home does not fit the wants and needs of these baby boomers. Instead, he introduces the Hebrew House, for which he is the Vice President of, and describes how it best fits the needs of these individuals.