Among the key drivers for the growth in senior living environments are an aging population as a large, growing market, the diversity of functional ability among older adults, and the fact that the 50+ population envisions their future lifestyles as active and involved. The majority of older adults are happier, healthier and living longer than any other generation. While the prevalence of chronic health conditions is an important issue, so is the ability of older adults to contribute to society and change the way they age. Their interest in health and lifestyle has created opportunity for businesses and service providers to tap into the older adult market by understanding their needs and wants today and in the future. Leggat McCall's involvement in developing these facilities has involved: