Older Population Will Reshape Cities

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With the number of seniors doubling over the next 25 years, changes to neighbourhoods are in store - November 9, 2013

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  • Parksville Qualicum Beach REALTOR®
  • Published: Nov 9th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

With the number of seniors doubling over the next 25 years, changes to neighbourhoods are in store. Third Age Baby Boomers are 60 - 74 years of age and are much engaged in leisure and cultural pursuits. How are the lifestyles of this group going to shape our communites? There are an estimated 5 million Canadians 65 years of age or older today, a number that is expected double in the next 25 years. Since 1970 worldwide life expectancy has risen by about 10 years for both men and women. With increased numbers of people in this exciting phase of life - with new freedoms and new interests - what future changes are we going to see in our neighbourhoods, towns and cities? See this Vancouver Sun article on Older Population for more insightful information.

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