Much of that is because people are living longer - which is itself a story of success. Here in the UK anyway, the provision of late-life care is an urgent issue but no government will grasp the nettle of raising the taxes or duties to create the necessary funding. There was the sensible idea of having a small increase in inheritance tax, thus releasing a small part of the vast amount of capital tied up in housing, but this was shelved, probably because of the lobby that insists that (what they call) "death duty" should be abolished.Pension funds collapsing. Social Security becoming insolvent. Shortages of places in retirement homes. Spiralling health care costs. Wealth being tied up. Delayed inheritance.
Defined benefit pension funds are in deficit, and so the industry is turning to defined contributions instead.
All in all, it isn't a great deal of social upheaval, really, and can be addressed by sensible changes in policies. Unfortunately not much is getting done, partly because of this Brexit problem.