Every morning in America, 10,000 people wake up 65…and that won’t stop for the next 22 years.
I urge you to really let that sink in.
Some 70 million Baby Boomers are coming, and nothing short of an asteroid striking the earth will change this demographic reality. And not unlike an asteroid, this historically significant, and legendarily self-focused generation is hurling towards the nonprofit sector packing a seismic wallop that could make dinosaurs out of social service organizations that are unprepared.
For countless examples of what is coming, you need look no further than the federal General Accounting Office’s 2011 report to the U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging (OLDER AMERICANS ACT – More Should Be Done to Measure the Extent of Unmet Need for Services), made in anticipation of this year’s reauthorization of the Older Americans Act.