Document Type

Research Report

Publication Date

Spring 2014

Abstract

Boston’s population is becoming older than ever before. The oldest Baby Boomer is approaching 70 and reinventing what it means to be a “senior citizen.” Waves of Boomers will forge a new path into later life, creating a population of seniors that is larger and more long-lived than previous cohorts, and diverse in new ways. In 2010, more than 14% of Boston’s residents were 60 years or older, representing 88,000 older people. By 2030, projected increases in the older population will result in as many as 130,000 seniors residing in Boston. How will Boston accommodate its growing older population? What steps may promote livability for Boston residents of all ages; where residents will want to, and can expect to, age in place with security, dignity, and well-being?

Comments

A research report from the City of Boston’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly and the Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston.

For the Full Appendix to this report, see the Additional File available below.

Community Engaged/Serving

Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series. http://scholarworks.umb.edu/engage

Final_boston_appendix.pdf (5347 kB)
Appendix (Aging in Boston: Preparing for a growing tomorrow)

Publisher

City of Boston’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly and the Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston

Additional Files

Final_boston_appendix.pdf (5347 kB)

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