Amy Gorely, who works for a retirement community in North Carolina, once suggested that her neighbor visit a senior center.
“I don’t want to hang out with old people,” the woman replied.
As life expectancy increases, the proportion of adults in their retirement years is expected to grow in all regions of the world. According to recent data, there are approximately 901 million people worldwide who are 60 and over. By 2050, that number will reach 2.1 billion people, or 21.5 percent of the global population.