n. Suburbs that have a predominantly elderly population.
In "Elderburbia" — a term coined by cultural anthropologist Philip B. Stafford, and the title of his book on the challenges of aging in place — the way houses and neighborhoods were built in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s isolates people as they age.
One idea, inspired by a NYT blog from yesterday on what uses could be found for abandoned or under-used exurban subdivisions: Convert them to elderburbs. Some of those McMansions are large enough to house several folks, including live-in caregivers.
Following a discussion of where boomers will live, we'll end with some speculation regarding the manner in which boomers will craft place from space and, it is argued, create the new elderburbia.