“Seniors” not ready for “Senior Centers” Yet?
Newstimes.com reports on the resistance for many baby boomers to join senior centers, citing our “strong youth culture” as key reason not to join. The article also cites several strategies that senior centers are employing including “Golden Zumba” and even consider bringing the nostalgia of “disco” back to attract baby boomers.
Still the centers have an uphill battle, as Patricia Kahlbaugh, a psychology professor at Southern Connecticut State University and baby boomer states in the article, “You see it a lot with boomers keeping involved with their kids to stay young with them. That’s different than our parents who were more comfortable with age segregation.”