WITH THE SILVER TSUNAMI COMES SEA CHANGE. Get ready for a wave of cultural transformations (and a boatload of related clichés) as 78 million boomers, society’s new and largest-ever cohort of older adults, begin to exert their heft. Anticipate looking back 20 years from now, and being impressed and nostalgic about the following paradigm shifts (first cliché alert).
Multiple generations of families will cohabitate. What is different, is households will become more collaborative ventures — with families caring for one another (younger for old, and older for younger), sharing expenses, carpooling, dividing chores and, by the best of intentions, making the multi-age living experience more productive than annoying.