What Is The Silver Tsunami?

What Is The Silver Tsunami?


This video was made possible by our friends
over at hollywood health and society who sponsored this video. Hey there! Welcome to Life Noggin. oh! Thanks for the avocado, and all these avocados. Why are there so many avocados!? News reporter Blocko here. I usually don’t dress up this nicely, but
I really needed to tell you about this big thing that’s about to hit your world. It’s called the Silver Tsunami. No, it’s not some big tidal wave from the
ocean… it has to do with a wave of /people/. More specifically, /older/ people. Oh no! Look out, everyone! It’s old people! Ahhh! Joking aside, the Silver Tsunami, also known
as the Gray Tsunami, is all about the aging population, especially in the workforce. Grandma here is what you would call a “baby
boomer”. A baby boomer is a term that people use to
define a person that was born in the years closely following World War II, which was
a time where we saw a temporary increase in birth rate. The baby boomer window varies a bit depending
on who you’re asking, but generally includes people born between the mid 1940’s and ends
around the early-to-mid 1960’s. Recent estimates put around 70-80 million
baby boomers in the US alone; that’s a lot of people! And this Silver Tsunami that we’re talking
about has a lot to do with those baby boomers. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017
National Population Projections, older people are projected to outnumber children in just
a couple of decades, which would be the the first time in U.S. history. By 2030, every baby boomer will be over 65,
expanding the size of the older population so that 1 in every 5 people will be around
the typical age to retire. Similar things are happening at other places
around the world, including Japan, where a recent UN report put around /a third/ of the
population as being 60 or older. And this rising percentage of older citizens
is certainly going to affect our world. The more senior citizens you have, the more
you’ll need to focus on long-term healthcare plans, caregiving, infrastructure, or things
like accessibility, and since we you have to fund those initiatives, they come with
a cost. They can’t all be funded by Grandma Blocko’s
hand-made sweaters, But it’s super important that we address
all of this because healthcare for our older pals really matters. Rates of heart disease, dementia, and cancer
all increase as we age and require unique healthcare needs. The National Institute of Cancer has estimated
that the overall number of cancer survivors in the U.S. will continue to grow substantially,
mostly with people 65 or older. So if more people are living longer, then
we’re going to need to address these growing issues. So what can we do about any of this? Well, we gotta get a little creative. Literally! That’s the vision of EngAGE, a nonprofit
that’s trying to change the way people think about aging, and it’s doing that by changing
the very way that our older friends live. Rather than go the more traditional route
of typical senior homes, EngAGE tries to create a more wholesome and enriching experience
by transforming affordable senior and multigenerational housing communities into vibrant centers of
learning, wellness, and creativity. Their classes and programs range everywhere
from photography and creative writing, to tai chi and even dancing! Go Grandma, it’s your birthday! It’s actually your birthday. I don’t know if you remember, Grandma, but
I got you a present! In Japan, they’re a bit more tech-minded
and looking into using things like robots to help assist with caring for their senior
citizens. And let’s be real — we all hope to be
older one day, so whatever we do to help older generations now will just help others in the
future, and who knows? There might be another tsunami one day, made
of millennials! So we all really should be trying to help,
even just in lending our support, because older people are also super important and
productive. And in fact, a 2016 study that looked at the
relation between a worker’s age and their productivity on assembly lines suggested that
a person’s productivity doesn’t decline as they age, at least until age 60. See Grandma! You’re awesome. And to all my other friends out there, no
matter how old you are, you’re super important to bettering this world and making it a great
place to live! Grandma, I cannot eat another oatmeal raisin
cookie. I’m not hungr- I’m not. Okay. I love you so much. They’re great oatmeal cookies Grandma. Thank you. Thank you so much to our friends over at Hollywood
Health and Society for sponsoring this video! To find out more about what they do, and see
how you can help their great causes, click the link in the description. As always, my name is Blocko, this has been
Life Noggin, don’t forget to keep on thinking!

71 Comments

  1. Jokes on you I’ll die from suicide heart disease or insanity(putting myself in risky situations) and maybe getting bashed in the head by a teddy bear

  2. Roblox: Baby boo: "MWA MWA MILKLY"
    Real Life: Baby Boomer: I remember the day when my mother was workin' in the factories and mah dad was fightin' in the trenches for his country and life

  3. Q1. Wait so what about the population if they do die will this be a extreme effect or a mild effect after all most old people now live up too 80+ and 80-.
    Q2. If people are born in the same year is more likely to to die close to the same dates (1-9 months) or does it really all depend about health and saftey.
    Q3. Can people (once they're over 60) do a job again? And if not then why can't the goverment change it and say "If elderly people who have reached retirement want to go back to work then they can and they can choose when they want to work and when they don't want to work."

    Can someone please answer these questions.

  4. oml low key got scared because i thought he was talking about an actually tsunami and i was like
    “ok time to watch memes until it’s over”

  5. My dog’s name is Tsunami, which means she will cause a tsunami and destroy all of us!

    1 like=1 chance that won’t happen.

  6. I have an idea, kill all old, and young people. Just keep the babies. They shall grow, and restart the population.

  7. HMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i can't possibly imagine myself as a old man Kazu, ahem, (trying to predict what i would say when i'm old) "HECC DIS TECHNOLOGY GAMING DEVICE !!, hecc dis ting how it works?"

  8. Me in the basment: I should be safe from the silver Tsunami

    An old person walks in the basment

    Me: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  9. 'There will be more old people than young people in just a couple of decades'
    not if America gets too power hungry and starts a nuclear war

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