We are at the tipping point of a profound change in our communities. The oldest baby boomers turn 65 this year. By 2027, the number of those over 65 in the Lower Mainland will more than double, growing from 280,000 to 610,000 people. Experts say we are not even close to ready.
Boomerangst was a provocative 14-part-series starting Oct. 16 2011 and running daily in The Province until Oct. 31 2011. In it, we explored the issues facing B.C. and recommended solutions. We reported on new research, brought you human stories, debunked myths and offered practical advice. We hightlighted inspirational voices and observed what’s working for seniors and where B.C. could do better.
This website is the information centre of the Boomerangst project, a one-stop shop for information on all things to do with aging in B.C. Here we collect information about nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other resources seniors need. We will present readers’ stories and comments and create an online townhall for discussion and learning from each other’s experiences.
Summaries and links to all the Boomerangst articles and content from the series in the newspaper and on our website at theprovince.com are available on this website. We posted links starting with the launch of the series on Oct. 16, and added links for new content each day as the series unfolded in The Province.
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