How the Silver Tsunami will change our society



Members of the Silver TsunamiWith the coinage of the term "silver tsunami", the awareness of the growing aging population is becoming evident. The Economist wrote in an article a few years ago that "Companies in the rich world are confronted with a rapidly ageing workforce. Nearly one in three American workers will be over 50 by 2012". The truth of the Silver Tsunami is now upon us, and with an aging workforce comes new options for senior living. No longer just retired, seniors now need to have suitable living for an engaging lifestyle as well as working opportunities.

Business will have to rethink their treatment of older workers. Retirement might include phases, which allow for reduced work times. Everyone benefits from this, and the older workers get more time for recreation and fitness, an important part of the healthy lifestyle. Pay for older workers would be adjusted, and seniority would no longer lead to increasing paychecks. However, new living styles would be needed, at affordable prices and with all the amenities the aging population needs and desires.

Southern Florida offers the retiree and semi-retiree a wonderful climate and abundance of activities. For example, Coconut Creek Florida, called the Butterfly Capital of the World, attracts many looking for an active lifestyle with all the amenities and convenience to travel to larger cities. Nestled between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, the city has a unique environment that is ideal for seniors. With a thriving business community and environmental consciousness, it offers shopping, restaurants and the Seminole Coconut Casino, with gaming, entertainment, poker and restaurants. Main Street, the heart of Coconut Creek Florida is the shopping area. Abundant trees, parks and butterfly gardens make walking and being outside an adventure. Movies in the park, a concert series and more are offered Coconut Creekby the city. Within this well planned community can be found a unique residence community for adults who desire the active lifestyle; Wynmoor Village caters to the adult community with an assortment of diversions and attractions, including golf, tennis, movies and shows, an array of classes and lessons, clubs and much more. With the desire to be of interest to the active adult, Wynmoor Village has classes in such subjects as painting, yoga, Mah Jongg, polymer clay, canasta, line dancing, salsa and more. Of course, golf is offered as the community has its own golf course. An abundance of clubs can be found, including actors workshop, belly dance, bingo, chess, dance troupe, computers and much more. With 9000 residents, the concept of this community may be what the future will hold for the aging population. Active engagement with a community, physical exercise and life long learning are all valued by the older population.

Wynmoor Village is one exciting solution to an engaging community in tune with the environment; it provides a wealth of opportunities for its residents to thrive and continue to grow. Its location in Coconut Creek Florida is ideal and the members of the Silver Tsunami will find a fabulous home here- a true beginning.
Cheryl Stein & Wendy Peck
Cheryl Stein & Wendy Peck
Mother/Daughter Team Home Office in Wynmoor