Detroit might not be ready for the wave of baby boomers who are aging. The oldest baby boomers are now 71. The youngest are 53. Right now in Detroit, many seniors rely on informal networks of neighbors, family, or friends.
In Detroit, 41 percent of people over 60 live alone according to a report by Data Driven Detroit based on 2010 Census data.
That’s the case with Ida Brown, 87, who lives in a house in the MorningSide neighborhood of Detroit.
Although she has lived there three years, she really hasn’t gotten to know her neighbors.