According to a recent US Census Bureau population estimates report, boomers have increased the national median age by 1.2 years. Growing to 34.2% in the last decade, the nation’s 65-and-older group contributed to the rise of the national median age of 37.2 years to 38.4 years. The increase of over 65-year-olds is expected to rise from 16.5% to 23.41% within the next 30 years. Areas of the country with the highest median age reported, in 2019, have been found in Maine and Florida, with the lowest median age in Utah, Washington DC, and Alaska.
As Americans are getting older, many senior consumers are becoming much more tech-savvy, driving growth in the market for “silver tech.” In a recent AARP Tech Survey, many adults ages 50+ adopt tech trends such as smartphones, wearables, and home smart devices at a pace comparable to 18 to 49 year-olds. To accommodate the demand for silver tech, startup companies are developing technologies that help service seniors from improving transportation and mobility, enabling telemedicine, and providing entertainment and virtual services.
For most people, being socially distant means working out at home. Here are some great tips for you and your clients to avoid common injuries like sprained ankles and jumper’s knee. By exercising safely, everyone can remain healthy and safe this summer.