As the baby boomers continue to age, the number of Florida senior citizens has rapidly expanded. Baby boomers were born between 1946 and 1964, meaning they are 51-70 today.
This increase in Florida’s senior citizen population will have numerous affects on healthcare and the policies needed to provide care. During the next 11 years, 19.1 million more people are projected to join the Medicare program, according to Becker’s Hospital CFO. You can enroll in Medicare at age 65.
This chart shows Florida’s growing population, triggered in part by the increase in senior citizens: