"New Old Age"?

Caring for Our Parents

The "New Old Age"

Thanks to the marvels of medical science, our parents are living longer than ever before. 

Adults over age 80 are the fastest growing segment of the population, and most will spend years dependent on others for the most basic needs. 

That burden falls to their baby boomer children. In the New Old Age,  unprecedented intergenerational challenges are faced.

Family must talk about these challenges among themselves in preparation for this unanticipated but essential care taking responsibility.

Attribution to  blogger Jane Gross covered by NY Times