Senior centers shift to accommodate boomer retirement living

As baby boomers begin to enter retirement, many communities are tweaking their senior centers to fit the new generation's needs. Boomers remain young at heart - and active - and want a different style than their predecessors. 

In Minnesota, the Lakeville senior center has started to offer a number of amenities that weren't available in the past, according to The Star Tribune. From the Health's Angels bicycling club to yoga classes and the Single Seniors club, baby boomers are creating a whole new definition of senior living.

Much of the improvement in senior centers may be due to the fact that older adults are now savvier in searching for other opportunities as well.

"With computers, people look up centers to see what is being offered.

Senior centers shift to accommodate boomer retirement living They pick and choose where they want to go," coordinator Linda Walter told the news source. "Boomers are called the salad bar generation. It is nothing to be a member in two or three centers."

Along with senior centers, new retirement living communities are providing state-of-the-art exercise facilities, cyber cafes and all sorts of other additions to better keep active baby boomers entertained.  

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