Rebranding the senior center: Cities and towns embrace boomers, multigenerational programs
From the article:
Many of the roughly 225 municipal senior centers in Massachusetts are adding more “intergenerational” activities — from social media lessons taught by millennials to recitals by elementary-school musicians. Some are organizing marshland hikes and canoe trips or offering investment classes to draw baby boomers who have little interest in playing cards or bingo for hours on end.
Such efforts are still in their early stages but are likely to accelerate as the share of older residents grows. More than 1.6 million Massachusetts residents — 21 percent of the total population — are over 60, according to data from the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute. By 2030, that demographic is projected to top 2 million, about 28 percent of the state’s population.
February 27, 2018