1. In May 2009 the U.S. Census Bureau

  2. Created A Profile of American Boomers & Seniors

  3. More than 40 million Americans are 65 or older in the United States. 

  4. In 2007 American Seniors accounted for 13% of the total population.

  5. The number of Seniors in the United States in 2010 is estimated to be more than 40.6 million.

  6. The projected population of people 65 and older in 2050 is predicted to be more than 88.5 million - approximately 20 percent of the total population by then.

The Top 10 Concerns Of Boomers & Seniors

About Aging And Their Health                                                          

1.    Losing Our Health

2.    Inability To Care For Ourselves

3.    Losing Our Mental Abilities

4.    Running Out Of Money

7.    Becoming A Family Burden

8.    Ending Up In A Nursing Home

6.    Not Being Able To Drive

5.    Inability To Get Good Healthcare

9.    Inability To Work or Volunteer

10.    Being Left Alone & Lonely


The continuing expansion of our Senior population is prompting a stronger focus on the issues and concerns of senior adults and how to address them in more proactive manner and with more positive outcomes.

Below is a list of the ten main concerns that older adults and Senior Citizens have about getting older.  Throughout AsYouAge you will find more discussion about these and other important Senior concerns.

Most Seniors Do Not Live Alone

For the most part Seniors are not left alone and don’t live alone.  Most adults older than 65 live with a husband, wife or other family members.

  1. About 8 of every 10 older men live in family settings.

  2. About 6 of every 10 older women live in family settings.

  3. Less than 5 percent of people over age 65 live in nursing homes.

Senior Living and Housing

Where you want to live as you age is one of the most pressing concerns  for Seniors and those who care for them.  Your health, your care needs, your finances, your family - all of these factors influence how and where you live as you grow older. 

AsYouAge provides a wealth of information, resources and checklists for many types of senior housing available.  The information and resources throughout our website help explain the choices available to you.

Better yet, let AsYouAge email you free referrals for local Senior housing options, in-home care and other services.  When you fill out our free survey and tell us what information you want us to provide, we’ll send you a list of providers in your area that meet your criteria.  The survey is easy, and it only takes about 2 minutes to complete.  Provides Free, Reliable Senior Information and Resources

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Two top concerns of Baby Boomers and Seniors as they age are being able to live independently at home and having family close by.