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Tue August 5, 2014
Life As A Senior: Independent Living, Continuing Education And City Planning
The last of the Baby Boomers turn 50 this year. By 2030 one out of every five people in the U.S. will be 65-plus. These are people not content to sit in a rocker on the front porch. They want to live independently for as long as possible, experience and learn new things, and have communities that help them stay active and engaged.
On this edition of Up to Date, Steve Kraske leads a discussion about what elders today look for in their existence and the creative approaches they are finding to answer the challenges and meet the goals of life as a senior.
- Beth Baker is the author of With a Little Help from Our Friends: Creating Community as We Grow Older.
- Jay Upright is co-chair of the marketing committee for SPARK (Senior Peers Actively Renewing Knowledge) located at UMKC.
- Susan Montenegro is the Assistant City Manager and Community Development Director for the city of Owosso, Michigan.