Not Your Mother’s Senior Center

The roughly 76 million baby boomers currently in the U.S. are redefining what aging looks like and what it means to be a senior. Because their outlook on aging has a focus on staying physically and mentally fit, senior centers are making changes to attract the boomer population and accommodate their interests. Senior centers used to cater exclusively to the bingo and blood pressure screening set. Sure, they’re still offered (at least blood pressure screening), but there may also be a biking club, live concerts and dances, a ceramic studio, Excel classes, sexuality workshops or beer tasting events.

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