Atlanta Prepares for Senior Boom

Senior Citizen Seminar

Atlanta is getting grayer, but it's not the haze across the city that's alarming planning officials.

It's the rapid growth in senior citizens expected over the next 26 years.

The head of the Atlanta Region Commission, says it's time to think about “the senior boom.”

He's calling for a major shift in thinking as the ten-county metro area plans for the influx in seniors.

He pointed to one study that says by 2030, the number of those 55 and over will grow by 127 percent.