For example, seniors soon will outnumber schoolchildren in hip,
fast-paced New York City.
Every day for the next few decades, thousands of baby boomers
will turn 65.
It will take some creative steps to make cities age-friendly
enough to help the coming crush of older adults stay active and
With initiatives such as using otherwise idle school buses to
take seniors grocery shopping, New York is being recognized by the
World Health Organization as a leader in this movement.
There are others. Atlanta is creating what it calls "lifelong
communities." Philadelphia is testing whether living in a truly
walkable community really makes older adults healthier. In
Portland, Ore., there's a push to fit senior concerns into the
city's new planning and zoning policies.