For the first time in Canadian history, there are as many senior citizens as there are young people and those seniors, as we at Zoomer media and CARP – A New Vision of Aging – know, are living longer then ever before.
Wednesday, the next data is to be released from the 2016 census. The numbers are expected to confirm our aging population and point to a jump in the number of Canadians 100 years old or older.
The aging baby boomer trend will have a ripple affect on the growing needs of the elderly; governing everything from senior’s benefits, to the age of retirement to end of life care.
Tomorrow’s numbers are expected to show that on census day, May 10th, 2016 the percentage of those over 65 was roughly equal to the percentage of those 15 and under.
50-years ago seniors comprised less than 8% of the Canadian population.