While blanket statements are impossible for this generation, there are a few common threads that appeal to most of the demographic.
It’s no secret that baby boomers are a diverse group when it comes to how they’re living–one size definitely does not fit all. However, they’ll need to address housing issues at some point, whether it’s downsizing to an active adult community, aging-in-place with services on delivery, or other continuing care models.
But one thing’s for sure: the baby boomer generation is destined to change the face of housing as they age, according to Dr. Jeffrey P. Rosenfeld.
“Boomers don’t want to buy into the kind of housing that was done by their grandparents,” he says.
Rosenfeld, an environmental gerontologist, says there are some things boomers want in a home and some things they inevitably will need. Here are three baby boomer housing must haves: