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Well Elderly: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
By Hibet Melgoza
Posted on: February 28, 2011
Reflections on Practice
The Baby Boomer population is aging, and along with this comes increased demand for health care services. By 2030, the number of adults over 65 will rise from 37 million to more than 70 million, almost 20 percent of the total projected population in that year, according to the Institute of Medicine. Along with living longer, Boomers want to maintain their quality of life: to live independently in their own homes, socialize with friends, remain physically healthy and continue to participate in everyday occupations that are meaningful for them.