We are all getting older one day at a time.  it has been that way for as long as any of have lived so what's the big deal.  The big deal is the accumulative effect that this is starting to have not just in the USA but globally. People want to work longer (not sure why) and the workforce today can sometimes span teenagers to octogenarians. 

The consequences are many ranging from talent shortages to the cost of compensation and benefits. The scary reality is that like many issues where the change is imperceptible for many years the problems and challenges go unnoticed until they are inevitable.

The positives are that the fitter, healthier aging population is a source for economic growth as they continue to be active consumers of a wide mix of products and services for much longer.  This offset against a natural perception of negativity that this aging population is a drain on resources and that younger generations will become burdened by caring.

In a world where we are bombarded by noise on talent shortages perhaps the forward thinking organisations will see this as an opportunity to tap into an "unwanted" pool of talent, it will require some different policies, potentially different workplace environments amongst other things.  

it is a reality coming to a country near you, what are your plans?