The New York Times has a new blog, “The New Old Age: Caring and Coping” penned by the great Jane Gross. Here’s the description:
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, 77 million strong, who are flummoxed by the technicalities of eldercare, turned upside down by the changed architecture of their families, struggling to balance work and caregiving, and depleting their own retirement savings in the process.
Between Gross’ insight and the Times’ readership, I don’t doubt The New Old Age will foster some great discussion on this intergenerational struggle; make sure to check it out.