Senior Moments – Out to Lunch – It’s Baton Rouge
In just 10 years, America will cross an important demographic threshold: all of the country’s Baby Boomers will be 65 or older. This will expand the size of the nation’s elderly population so that 1 in every 5 adults will be retirement age. What are we doing to prepare for this? And, who’s looking ahead to the not-so-distant future to prepare us for the changes this shift will bring to our institutions, our economy and our way of life?
Matthew Rachleff heads up a local branch of a national organization called Aging 2.0, a business connection and innovation platform for the aging and senior care sectors. Founded in San Francisco, Aging 2.0 aims to spur aging-focused innovation through its 80 groups around the country that promote collaboration and entrepreneurship.
Toni Philips is founder of One Up Fit, a local fitness program that seeks to educate and deliver fitness training in a playful atmosphere for seniors, and others. One Up Fit is particulalty focused on helping its clients gain critical skills to prevent falls and also to enjoy remaining vitally independent.