Sixty-five and counting!

by | Jul 13, 2015 | Other News

Dear Readers,

Ten thousand baby boomers are turning 65 each day in this country. That’s a lot of daily additions to the ‘senior pool,’ though I bet that most celebrating those birthdays cannot believe they’re actually ‘seniors.’

That said, the ‘Seniors of 2015’ remain vital contributors and leaders. More and more adults are working past the traditional retirement age of 65, and for those who have left the workforce, they are very much involved in life…traveling, exercising, volunteering, building new homes and financial portfolios, caring for grandchildren (and children!), entertaining and yes, going to rock concerts.

Still, like with any generation, there are issues that are unique to the current cohort of older adults, and we hope this section reflects some of them.

Some articles deal with planning for the future, and others are for now, such as one piece about all that the Simon Family JCC offers for senior adults, another about support groups at Beth Sholom Village and one about Jewish Family Service’s efforts to reach those who might be alone.

Long known as a place for Jewish retirement, our article on South Florida is both nostalgic and an interesting look at statistics.

At 87, Dr. Ruth Westheimer continues to reinvent herself, and she advises that everyone do the same.

To quote Dr. Ruth, “Be involved!” and every age will be the perfect one!

Terri Denison