What employers need to know about America’s health span gap
Even though people are living longer, they aren’t necessarily living those additional years in good health.
By Lianne E. Jacobs|October 15, 2021 at 09:55 AM
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The number of adults ages 65 and older in the United States continues to grow, driven largely by the Baby Boomer generation. This is projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060, with aging adults ultimately comprising nearly 25% of the total population.
Not only will there be more older adults, but they are also living longer. With that comes a shift in the traditional stages of life and retirement in the mid-60s no longer a given. Older adults are continuing to work beyond traditional retirement years for several reasons. Some enjoy the purpose and meaning work brings to their lives, while others relish the mental stimulation and the social engagement. For many it may no longer be a choice as a growing number cannot afford to retire.
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