17 Oct Silver Tsunami: A Big Wave of Aging Boomers
Right now throughout the United States, some 10,000 people turn 65 every day. Currently, our country houses more than 34 million seniors (aged 65+), and this number will increase to 70 million people by 2030.
Throughout the United States, communities are getting ready for what some people in the senior housing industry call the ‘Silver Tsunami.’ By 2020, 55+ households are expected to account for nearly 45% of all U.S. households.
According to a recent article by Jane Adler in Seniors Housing Business Magazine, some markets are graying more quickly than others. The article includes a list of metro areas with the fastest growing senior populations between 2000 and 2010, and the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area ranks #5, behind Raleigh (NC), Austin (TX), Las Vegas (NV), and Boise City (ID).
Says Kevin Isakson, Atlanta native and Director of Sales and Marketing at Isakson Living, owner and operator of Park Springs: “We can tell that living in Atlanta is becoming an increasingly attractive option for many seniors, and we have seen a lot of interest in our continuing care retirement community from aging “Boomers” as well.
“Some of the top reasons to move here, as we have learned from our Members, include:
- Family – Many move to the area to be live closer to their children and grandchildren.
- Healthcare – Atlanta offers outstanding medical facilities and world-renowned medical specialists.
- Travel – Our Members appreciate the proximity to the world’s busiest airport;
- Weather – Atlanta offers four distinct seasons, and the Spring and Fall seasons are ‘long and mild.’
- Culture – Atlanta has exceptional museums and art galleries, lots of live concert and theater productions, and a vibrant restaurant scene.
- Education – Atlanta is home to a number of the country’s top universities.
Atlanta is just a great place to live!”
Members from all over the USA have moved to Park Springs since it opened ten years ago. “In addition to people from the greater metropolitan Atlanta area, our Members include former residents of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, North and South Carolina Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and other states, and as far away as Texas, Colorado and California,” notes Isakson.
Currently approximately 30% of the Members have moved to Park Springs from outside the state of Georgia, while another 20% of the Members have moved from areas within Georgia, but from outside the greater Atlanta area.
“We see that the number one reason for moving here is proximity to family members. Parents love being close to their adult children, but especially enjoy seeing their grandchildren grow up,” says Isakson.
To learn more about living at Park Springs near all that Atlanta has to offer, please visit www.parksprings.com or call any one of Park Springs’ Residency Counselors at 678-684-3300.