The word “senior” doesn’t have the same meaning as it did a generation ago. People are living longer, and they are doing more in the extended time they have. According to the U.S. Administration on Aging, people aged 65 or older make up nearly 15 percent of the population, and that number is expected to grow to 20 percent by 2040.
As with any large group of people, seniors have varied interests, participate in a multitude of diverse activities, and enjoy many different types of activities. Nonetheless, one thing common to all people as they age is that they have to start dealing with health and safety issues they never had to worry about in the past. This guide offers information on the types of health and safety concerns that seniors will face as they move into a new phase of life. The guide is designed for seniors, loved ones, and caregivers alike.