Going Gray: How Aging Baby Boomers Will Challenge Suburbia

By: - June 20, 2016 12:00 am

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Part One: Can Car-Centric Suburbs Adjust to Aging Baby Boomers?

The millions of boomers who will grow old in the suburbs will put pressure on local governments to spend more on everything from transportation to senior services.

Part Two: As Suburbs Shift, Funding Fights Loom

The coming demographic shift could pit families with children against retired boomers in a fight for limited tax dollars.

Part Three: Grocery Stores, Grab Bars and ‘Golden Girls’

To stay in the suburbs, many boomers will have to find solutions that don’t depend on government help.

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Jenni Bergal

Jenni Bergal covers transportation, infrastructure and cybersecurity for Stateline. She has been a reporter at Kaiser and the Center for Public Integrity.