More people fall into the demographic category of baby boomers than any other group. The people who were born in 1946 and ended in 1964 have changed the world socially. And now that the boomers are retiring, the changes will only increase.
One of the really big and lasting changes that have occurred at retirement age has to do with the choice of place of residence after retirement. It used to be a simple thing. You have either lived in your house, where you have always lived. You moved to your children if you needed help. Or you moved to a nursing home when you needed so much help that your family could not help you anymore.
But given the huge numbers of retiring people, some clever real estate agents thought that this could be an opportunity for baby boomers. There are so many people who fall into this age group that it has been worthwhile for companies to take a look at the construction of senior villages for active adults. With the decent expectation that they would prove popular.
To be popular is really an incredible understatement. Retirement homes for active adults have been the hottest topic in the age group since the Beatles landed in New York. The number of people buying apartments in these communities is increasing year by year.
Where it used to be that you had to move to Florida or Arizona to live in a community of seniors, there are now active senior communities throughout the US. Some people realized that all retirees did not want to move to Florida but wanted to live in a community full of other people the same age.
As a result, developers in each state began building seniors communities. If you wanted, you could even find some of these communities in Alaska. There are so many ways to live after retirement that today's baby boomers can literally choose from among the communities that suit them best.
Since many of these new active senior villages are involved in an active sport such as golf or tennis, you have virtually endless opportunities to move. And if you like activities but are not a golfer, there are many other options for active retirement that you can find on the internet.
The number of baby boomers who are retiring will not go down so fast. So, if you want to lead a fun and active life after retirement, you will find the perfect place to live with no annoyance at all.