The U.S. population will radically grow older over the next decades. Much of this aging is due to the baby boom generation moving into the ranks of the 65 and over population. As we near 2050, we expect that the oldest age categories will grow in both: numbers and proportions.
In 15 years, the number of seniors will double (100% growth)
This changing age structure of the population will radically change our society because we will see people in large numbers that have needs that our current system is not able to match. We will have more people that need (and deserve) help to engage with their communities and some assistance to live happy and healthy as they age.
We need to adapt and reorganize our communities in order to maximize happiness at all stages of life.
We have an obligation to respect and support our ancestors for all they did for us. And additionally, if we want to avoid the bankruptcy of our system and cope with the associated rapid growth of expenditure for health care and social security, we urgently need to find an efficient way to organize ourselves.