It’s a Great Time to be a Senior

People over the age of 65 are growing in numbers and in influence. The Baby Boomers, born between 1947 and 1964, are one of the largest generations in U.S. history. There are 74.9 million Baby Boomers today, people between the ages of 51 and 69.Fortunately, we have great Ohio Valley senior living options – Good Shepherd Nursing Home and Welty Home in Wheeling, WV have continued to evolve the services they provide for seniors, the better to meet their changing needs and lifestyles.

Even as Seniors, Boomers want to Change the World

Boomers are a very different group than their parents, members of what is sometimes called “The Greatest Generation.” Like most people, they were shaped by their childhoods, which took place during the depression, and their young adult years, when WWII affected those who served and those at home. These conditions created men and women with a strong sense of personal responsibility, patriotism, and humility. Many of this generation are careful with money and have an excellent work ethic.

Boomers are often more active than their parents and grandparents were.
Boomers, on the other hand, grew up in the relatively wealthier late 40s, fifties, and sixties. Thanks to television, they saw more of the world at a young age than their parents did. Many Boomers tend to think of themselves as individuals rather than as a part of something larger than themselves. When Boomers were in their teens and 20s, they fought to change the world, with many of them protesting the Vietnam war and working for civil rights for minorities and women. As senior citizens, Boomers are also changing the world. For one thing, Census Bureau officials say, they’re a greater proportion of the U.S. population. In 2010, there were 40.3 million people aged 65 and above, about 13% of the overall population. This total is 12 times the number it was in 1900 when this group constituted only 4 % of the population.

Boomers are working longer than their parents and grandparents did. For instance, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the proportion of men between ages 62 and 64 who are working or looking for work increased from 45 percent in 1994 to 56 percent in 2014.

Looking for An Active Retirement

When Boomers do retire, they expect to be able to continue to do the things they enjoyed as working adults. Whereas their parents may have enjoyed simply reading or listening to the radio during their older ears, Boomers expect to enjoy a more active retirement.
We have great Ohio Valley Senior Living Options. Good Shepherd and Welty Home offer Wi-Fi and cable TV to meet Boomers’ needs for entertainment and information and have designed programs that fit Boomers’ active lifestyles. Residents can participate in exercise classes, arts and crafts, regular in-house entertainment programs, outings to the park, sporting events and music concerts, and parties to celebrate birthdays and other holidays. Check out some of our activities at https://www.facebook.com/GoodShepherdWheeling/ and https://www.facebook.com/WeltyHome/.

Great Ohio Valley Senior Living Options

Good Shepherd and Welty Home are great places to retire. In addition to the amenities listed above, residents receive excellent medical care, right in-house, and enjoy great food prepared from scratch. They have the opportunity to attend Daily Mass and weekly non-denominational prayer services in the Welty Home and Good Shepherd chapels, and as much privacy and companionship as they prefer.

Good Shepherd and Welty Home are great places to retire. In addition to the amenities listed above, residents receive excellent medical care, right in-house, and enjoy great food prepared from scratch. They have the opportunity to attend Daily Mass and weekly non-denominational prayer services in the Welty Home and Good Shepherd chapels, and as much privacy and companionship as they prefer.
Nursing home care and assisted living are far different than they were in our grandparents’ day. We now have great Ohio Valley Senior Living Options. It truly is a great time to be a senior.