Across the world, aging Baby Boomers are reaching retirement age. Or are they?
According to an Adelaide Now article by Malcolm King, the Baby Boomer generation maybe reaching retirement age, but they are doing so with vigor. Retirement today, where medical science has added 25 years on average to our lifespan, means new pursuits such as studying, renovating cars or homes, traveling or changing careers.
The article states that by 2030, the number of Americans older than 65 will grow by 75 percent to 69 million people. While images of old age generally include incontinence, decrepitude and losing one’s marbles, writes King, modern medicine in the next 30 years will greatly reduce severity of cancers, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.
This means that this highly active older generation may feel better for longer–hold on grandkids, grandpa wants to play ball.
At GaryWear, we see this every day with our line of incontinence pants for men and women. Our older customers embody the spirit of active living. They may have lost control of their bladder or bowel movements, but they successfully manage it with our incontinence pants. Men and women who enjoy their demanding careers and travel by airplane tell us regularly how they seize the day, despite their aging bodies.
Let the adventures begin, Baby Boomers. We’re here to help you maintain your active life—just remember to share your wonderful stories with us.