In just 10 years, America will cross an important demographic threshold: all of the country's Baby Boomers will be 65 or older. This will expand the size of the nation's elderly population so that 1 in every 5 adults will be retirement age. What are we doing to prepare for this? And, who's looking ahead to the not-so-distant future to prepare us for the changes this shift will bring to our institutions, our economy and our way of life?

Matthew Rachleff heads up a local branch of a national organization called Aging 2.0, a business connection and innovation platform for the aging and senior care sectors. Founded in San Francisco, Aging 2.0 aims to spur aging-focused innovation through its 80 groups around the country that promote collaboration and entrepreneurship.

Toni Philips is founder of One Up Fit, a local fitness program that seeks to educate and deliver fitness training in a playful atmosphere for seniors, and others. One Up Fit is particulalty focused on helping its clients gain critical skills to prevent falls and also to enjoy remaining vitally independent.

Photos at Mansurs on the Boulevard by Karry Hosford.

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