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24 October 2013 09:27
People over the age of 60 could be set to travel more in the future
Over-60s could lead a jet set lifestyle in the future travelling to custom-built luxury homes all over the world.
This is according to a report about how ageing populations could impact on society in coming decades. The research by Building Futures, the think tank of the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba), envisages a future in 2035 when it is estimated almost a third of people will be aged 60 or above.
In one of the scenarios imagined in the Silver Linings report, wealthy and influential "third-agers" travel between countries via an international network of luxury residences specially built with older travellers in mind. In this scenario the luxury dwellings would replace individually-owned homes.
In the event of such a scenario
seniors travel insurance would become increasingly essential for over-60s, giving people in the age bracket peace of mind about their health requirements when venturing overseas.
The report expects the next generation of over-60s to be more affluent and wield greater economic, social and political power and influence than those currently in this age range.
There could also be a rise in multi-generational homes being built, with space becoming a premium as family members live for longer. It is also predicted that grandparents will play a more active role in family life, helping look after children more often as a thank you for being given a place to live.
RIBA president Stephen Hodder said: "Over-60s, active third-agers, are going to become increasingly prevalent and a powerful voice in the very near future.
"This report speculates how an active third age could have a positive impact on Britain's economic opportunities and the very look and feel of our homes, towns and cities.
"But beyond the speculation, it illustrates a pressing need to plan now how we are going to respond to this clear, impending demographic shift."
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