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In 2011, the first of the baby boom generation reached what used to be known as retirement age. And for the next 18 years, boomers will be turning 65 at a rate of about 8,000 a day. As this unique cohort grows older, it will likely transform the institutions of aging — just as it has done to other aspects of American life. Will boomers redefine this life stage, or will it redefine them? We’ll explore that question in a four-week-long series commemorating this generational milestone.
Neil Howe tells Lark McCarthy about his theory characterizing the current baby boom generation as “change agents," similar to generations in the past born after great wars. Watch
On the cusp of turning 65, how do baby boomers perceive themselves? How do other generations view them? See the results of our exclusive poll and watch videos of boomers' reactions to the findings. Watch
Joy Behar, Henry Winkler, Tony Danza and other notable boomers discuss staying youthful and changing the meaning of retirement. Watch
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