Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 2, 2009
(http://www.ecumen.org ) Senior housing and services provider Ecumen sees the aging of America as an opportunity for substantial innovation in our country. Ecumen CEO Kathryn Roberts highlights 10 emerging changes in a new blog post entitled "10 Things Ecumen Sees Changing in an Aging America." Readers are invited to share what changes they see or want to see in an aging America.
Businesses and organizations who fail to innovate for America's new demographic reality, risk failure, People over 50 currently represent 43 percent of all U.S. households and by 2020, the senior population in American will number 115 million. As Roberts explains, this rapidly aging demographic will not be one that stands for being warehoused in an institution or for living in a community that does not provide products and services in line with their wants and needs.
Among things changing in an aging America are:
"10 Things Ecumen Sees Changing in an Aging America" may be found by visiting the Changing Aging blog on the Ecumen website.
Ecumen (http://www.ecumen.org ) is based in Shoreview, Minn., and is one of the largest non-profit senior housing, services and senior housing development companies in the United States. The name Ecumen comes from the word ecumenical, which in turn is derived from the Greek word for home: "Oikos." Ecumen's mission is to create "home" for older adults wherever they choose to live. Ecumen is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and has 4,000 team members. Ecumen writes about news and ideas that are shaping the future of aging services at its Changing Aging blog: http://www.ecumen.org/changing-aging/ .