So, I have a birthday coming up. It’s not a big milestone birthday – but I am very close to one and it’s freaking me out.
For the first time in history, Canada is home to more people over the age of 65 than those 15 and under. Boomers make up 27 per cent of the population, up from 18 per cent two decades ago. With more than five million Canadians set to turn 65 this decade, the 2020’s is the decade that sees many baby boomers head into retirement. The oldest baby boomers, who turn 75 this year, move into age groups associated with higher care needs.