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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Baby Boomers: A profile of Manitoba’s new generation of seniors

From the University of Manitoba Centre on Aging Summer 2011 newsletter:
Much discussion has arisen around the bulge in the current population referred to as the “baby boomers.” Baby boomers are those individuals born between 1946 and 1964; 2011 marks the year that the first of the baby boomers turn 65 years of age. 

Questions of social concern have naturally arisen, such as how to deal with the financial strain of burgeoning healthcare needs and how best to anticipate changes in the job-market as a large portion of the population consider retirement. 

This report has been compiled to help create a picture of the baby-boomers today and by doing so, better understand what they, as a group, may be like in years to come. 

The report focuses on Manitobans between the ages of 45 and 64. In some sections, comparisons are made between those 45 to 54 years of age and those 55 to 64 years of age and in a few cases those aged 65 and over. The 2010 Profile of Manitoba’s Seniors provides detailed information on individuals in Manitoba aged 65 and over. 

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