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Building BoomTown: Ageless Communities That Are Inclusive and Purpose-Driven

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The evidence is undeniable: the growing number of Americans 65 or older is propelling a dramatic reimagining of how and where we age. A recent report from the Massachusetts of Institute of Technology Center for Real Estate estimates that Americans who are 65 or older will total 83.7 million by 2050—a staggering uptick from the 34.9 million recorded by the 2010 census. This accelerated growth will require the planning and construction of many more age-friendly communities than currently exist—and represents a significant opportunity to reconsider the form of those communities as we build them.

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BoomTown: Common Interests Trump Common Ages

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This blog is part of a series, BoomTown, examining how we design communities for all ages.

“What if we could rethink the housing options for Boomers? What if, instead of old-style retirement communities, we could define something that much better meets the wants and needs of today’s Boomer generation?”

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BoomTown: The Promise of ‘Ageless Thinking’ 

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“As a society, we tend to believe that each generation is an insular one, and that the interests of each are unique and separate from those of others. But now more than ever, people young and old must join forces to address problems that affect both of their communities.” Michael Eisner

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BoomTown: A Future for All Ages

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According to AgingCare.com, 43 percent of senior citizens today are lonely and, therefore, significantly more likely to suffer health problems and die at a younger age. This illuminating and overlooked statistic illustrates how shortsighted the current paradigm for retirement communities is and why we must change how we think about senior living.

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