The Age-Old Old Age Problem

Newsweek looks at what they call the 'age old old-age problem' in this compelling article about the new concept of intergenerational communities. The aging of the baby boomer generation raises red flags for those invested in the policy of aging - how to promote the enrichment of life between the ages of 50 to 70? New communities are being promoted that solve two problems at once by pairing older adults with those who might need aid. This includes veterans, single mothers, and adults with developmental disorders. These communities are an elegant and potentially ground breaking solution to a variety of societal issues.