WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Va. Study: Many Baby Boomers Feel They Won't Be Ready For Retirement

Play associated audio

Virginia has more than 800,000 seniors but that number will surpass 1.8 million in 20 years. A study released May 19 by the Older Dominion Partnership measured how the "baby boomer" generation perceives its quality of life and that of its elders in the realms of transportation, healthcare and financial security.

Two-thirds of baby boomers said they do not think they will be financially prepared to take care of themselves when they retire. And 15 percent said they currently feel some form of age discrimination at work, indicating that many businesses may not be prepared for an older workforce.

Older Dominion Partnership board member Richard Lindsay says this tool goes beyond census data.

"It breaks it down specifically, it breaks it down financially, and in a lot of ways which will be invaluable to communities as they plan what they are going to do in the future for aging services," Lindsay says.


Latest LGBT Films Move Beyond 'Coming Out' Narrative

There are a large number of LGBT films in theaters this fall. NPR explores what that says about Hollywood and society in general.

Remembering Paul Prudhomme, The Louisiana Chef Who 'Made Magic'

The New Orleans chef changed the way the world saw Louisiana cooking. He has died at the age of 75.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - October 9, 2015

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.


Beyond The 'Like' Button: Facebook Comes To Our Emotional Rescue

Facebook reveals new emojis it's testing to expand the iconic "Like" button. All Tech Considered welcomes a new host, who tries to explain her vision for the blog using Facebook's seven "Reactions."

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.