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  • How are the Silent and Greatest Generations standing out in 2021?
  • How are the Silent and Greatest Generations standing out in 2021?
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Snapshot

2021 Generational Snapshot of Older Adults

How have savviness, loyalty, and a deep appreciation for respect come to define older adults? Why has the COVID-19 pandemic been so influential in their adoption of technology? And how might a rise in multigenerational living arrangements shape their relationships with culture?

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2020 was a challenging year for older adults. With almost all members of this cohort sheltering in place during the pandemic, there was a considerable risk for loneliness to be exacerbated and for the so-called Silent Generation to disappear from public view.

Yet the reality is that, in many ways, the opposite has happened. In November 2020, Joe Biden became the first member of the Silent Generation to hold the office of US President – not a bad precedent to set in terms of what older adults are capable of during the latter ...

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