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Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:57:53 -0500


Fun Spring Activities for Baby Boomers

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:33:36 -0500

Who doesn't love spring when longer days brighten the sky, birds sing joyfully, and trees begin sprouting bright new leaves? Here are six fun spring activities baby boomers can enjoy as weather permits, no matter your age.

Baby Boomers: Conquering The Battle Of The Bulge

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:25:49 -0500

I will be 53 this February and I feel amazing all because I followed my literal gut feelings and changed to a plant-based lifestyle. It has led me on a path to self-love and an overall purifying body and mind journey, that is nourishing me inside and out.

Baby Boomers: Should You Move Your Retirement Funds Out of the Stock Market?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:48:15 -0600

Earlier this week, stocks took a free fall. The Dow plunged almost 1,600 points, the worst decline in history during a trading day. Did that alarming drop make you baby boomers wonder if you should stay invested in the stock market? If so, this is a must-read article.

10 Ways Baby Boomers Can Be Happier in 2018

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:49:51 -0600

How can you live your best life and be happier in 2018? Here are 10 surefire ways you can hit the restart button for a better life.

How Baby Boomers Can Find Themselves Again After Life-Altering Events

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:37:53 -0600

Baby boomers go through a lot of major life changes that throw off their sense of self. Retirement, caregiving, empty nest syndrome, divorce, or the loss of a loved one can change their lives forever. This article discusses several ways they can rediscover and reinvent themselves and move forward to live a fulfilling life again.

Baby Boomers Need to Stop Making Happiness the Goal

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:33:51 -0600

Studies show that younger baby boomers are the unhappiest age group. But can you try too hard to be happy? Should you make happiness a goal? Does it seem like the more you strive for happiness the more it seems to elude you? The answers may surprise you.

Baby Boomers Warned About Over-Drinking As Alcohol-Related Deaths Soar

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:12:44 -0600

A new study shows baby boomers are hitting the bottle at alarming levels. Just this week, baby boomers received new warnings about alcohol as people aged 50-plus deaths linked to alcohol soared.You may be shocked at what is considered over-drinking which is probably less than you think. What are the risks and how can you cut back on your drinking? Check out this important article.

Baby Boomers Are Downsizing, But Millennial Children Don't Want Family Heirlooms

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:14:41 -0500

Baby boomers are downsizing. They assume their Millennial children will be thrilled to receive their family heirlooms and most prized possessions. Not so much.

A Summer Holiday

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:11:01 -0500

In the early 1960's I commenced a journal and recorded the events of my life as a teenager in suburban Melbourne, Australia. The year 1964 was the year that I finished high school and our family went on a road trip from Melbourne to Adelaide. This article contains my memories of that family holiday...

Five Positive Tips for Baby Boomers: Retirement & Panic

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:39:10 -0500

As we 73 million Baby Boomers retire in droves, at the rate of 10,000 per day, and totaling more than a quarter million Americans every month until the year 2030, we enter a period of personal disorientation and confusion, if the truth be known. We are a very hard-working generation, and often have been defined by our careers. And we have high expectations. So if some of us associate feelings of panic with retirement, we have good reason. But there are positive factors that will make transformative differences in our favor. Use these five tips and considerations to your advantage to turn your own retirement years into some of the best years of your life.

Millenial Applicants, Baby Boomer Employers

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:52:25 -0500

Many young professionals are frustrated with their inability to find lucrative and stable employment. This article seeks to explore some of the reasons millenials find it so tough to land an adequate job that utilizes their credentials.

I Wish You Understood

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:04:46 -0500

I keep hearing the same thing - from different people, and I thought maybe if I wrote it down - someone might understand. I hope if this is you - that you can understand. Please try...

Baby Boomers - How Far We Have Come!

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:54:14 -0500

This article reminisces about what the world was like for those of us in the baby boomer generation. It goes on to discuss the changes and how to cope with them safely. There are many products on the market to provide protection and safety.

Born Between 1946 and 1965? Then You're a Baby Boomer and You Must Read This

Thu, 12 May 2016 10:28:29 -0500

If you were born between 1946 and 1965 you are affectionately known as a Baby Boomer and it's a worldwide phenomenon. After the world's population was decimated during WWII respective governments encouraged women to have more children which they did. It is those children that are now causing concern as they reach what used to be regarded as retiring age.

Baby Boomers: Should You Be Helping Your Kids Financially?

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:43:43 -0500

It can be difficult as a parent to not help out your children when they are in need financially. But when is enough, enough? Baby Boomers are risking their retirement by helping their adult children long term.

7 Things to Stay Away From to Age Gracefully

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 06:30:20 -0600

Aging is inevitable. We all age as years pile up on us. A few, unfortunately, get to look older before they are really old, while some don't seem to age at all. It as if time stood still on them.

The Baby Boomer Lifestyle - What Is It?

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 12:54:39 -0500

We are not old people. We are Baby Boomers living a second life. We have an eclectic choice of new lifestyles. We are using online dating services to find partners that have similar interests. We are having second and third time partners and/or marriages. We do Yoga,Tai Chi, have read The Tao Te Ching, and follow the teachings of Lao Tzu. We meditate daily, get regular massages and know what "Co Q-10" is.

My Favorite Toy of 60 Years

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:18:17 -0500

He was a toy given to me 60 years ago. What remains of my tattered, torn, tired friend with the hole in his leg and the loose threads around his neck still sits on my bookcase. I no longer seem to have time for him, but he's never forgotten me.

Adjusting My Routine Pattern

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:48:39 -0500

I believe that one of the biggest signs of growing old or aging, if you prefer, is the inability, or at least the engrained grouch-ability, of adjusting from an old routine to a new one. It is tough to change and rearrange when we know that the old way, the familiar way, the tried and true way is the best.

Time to Live, Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:32:52 -0500

How old is a senior citizen? Seniors everywhere should consider getting out their front door and meeting people. Seniors have lived, worked, shared family lives, traveled, moved, and spent their mental and physical energy to the max so now is time to consider individual lifestyle choices. These seniors do not want just anyone in their lives, they want positive, up-lifting people to match their individual senior lifestyles. They want living arrangements that provide interaction true connections, intimacy and more. Tips for healthy lifestyle describes below.

Isn't It Great When Plans Go As Anticipated?

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:38:44 -0500

Yesterday my daughter's wedding day went absolutely to plan especially surprising as it nearly ended in disaster and being delayed a year as a slot at the registry office couldn't be found. Three weeks ago she was notified a time-slot on the date had miraculously become available. So with 3 weeks to go, invitations were sent out, dress ordered and arrived, the venue confirmed etc. People came from far and wide and Skype was set up to include her brother and family in Australia in the ceremony.

Babysitting and Enriched Cognition

Tue, 26 May 2015 07:03:55 -0500

My dear son-in-law just sent me an article about the benefits of babysitting grandchildren and maintaining good cognitive health. According to a study with 186 Australian grandmothers with a variety of babysitting schedules showed that taking the extra responsibility of babysitting every once in awhile is healthy. This brain health was reflected in cognitive tests issued before and during the study.

Financial Checklist for Your Sixties

Mon, 06 Apr 2015 08:08:11 -0500

Outside of your 20s, your 60s may be one of the decades in which you face the most significant lifestyle and financial changes - so it's normal to experience mixed emotions about money and retirement. You've either reached the traditional retirement age or are almost there and may be excited and hopeful about what's to come. At the same time, you may be anxious about your ability to fund the retirement of your dreams.

Handling Adversity, You're Stronger Than You Thought. How Do You Handle Adversity?

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:15:42 -0500

Have you learned how to work through adversity? Seven simple but profound strategies are inside this article. You do want to overcome adversity rather than having adversity overcome you, right?

Baby Boomers Are Finishing Work Later

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:31:56 -0600

Baby boomers are getting to the standard retirement age but they are working much longer for a variety of reasons talked about in this short article. At some point they do get around to retiring.

Getting Old Disgracefully for Women

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:41:17 -0600

Embrace technology as it is an adventure. A report undertaken in 2013 released by Pew internet Research Project, found that Baby Boomers and seniors are steadily increasing their use of the internet. Seventy six percent of those aged fifty to sixty are online and fifty-four percent of those aged sixty-five and older are using the internet.

Baby Boomers: Are They All Set for the Time Ahead?

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:56:38 -0600

The big group referred to as the Baby Boomers is now retiring. Will they have saved adequate cash or other assets to help them with the rest of their lives? Typically they have spent much of their income. On top of that, will their retirement pension benefits be there for them with the federal governments of many countries in great financial trouble? This post suggests a method to boost income by setting up an online business.

How the Media Is Bashing the Boomers in Black and White

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:07:08 -0600

The media frequently manipulates images in such a way so as to present a much different perspective quite distinct from reality. Which is why I'm puzzled as to how come there are so many black & white images in the media when reporting on events that took place during the 1970s and 1980s when color film was common. Clever imagery has transformed McArthur Park to Jurassic Park with a click of a mouse.

Will Baby Boomers Be Able to Stay in Their Homes?

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:05:53 -0600

Another of the complex issues facing the Baby-Boomer generation has to do with affordability of housing. Many continue to make monthly mortgage payments while some, who have planned well, have paid off their mortgage and pay only property tax. Still, the research on housing and the Boomer population is concerning.

Offensive Labeling - The Debate on What to Call Seniors Ends Now

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:21:11 -0600

Marketers, or worse, non-marketers who have influence over a company's marketing department, often fall into a trap of creating false generalizations; even offensive stereotypes about target audiences. This is most prevalent in marketing to seniors-a segment that will account for 45 percent of the U.S. population by the end of 2015.

Five Beans and a Cup of Broth

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:42:31 -0500

This is a short piece heralding what journalist Tom Brokow called "The Greatest Generation," that special group of Americans that brought us through WWII. Specifically, the author references The Battle of the Bulge and why it was so special to him on his very first Christmas.

Do You Deserve an "F" in Retirement?

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:31:36 -0500

Some people feel they must spend their retirement years being busy all the time. They feel judgment from others if they aren't swamped with tasks and things to do. What happened to taking some time to really goof off and enjoy yourself during some part of retirement?

The Amazing Face Cream Wonder - Hyaluronic Acid Is The Secret Ingredient

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:56:33 -0500

Anti-aging face creams can work wonders. They can help you regain a youthful appearance. They can help you improve the look of your skin, giving you that beautiful, healthy glow. They can brighten your skin and decrease blemishes and dark spots. They can, basically, defy the signs of aging, making you look several years younger.

Mom-Isms: A Mother's Words to Live By

Thu, 15 May 2014 09:49:03 -0500

Mother's Day is upon us, and as we celebrate and revel in our appreciation for our mothers, many worry about presents and yet one of the best gifts it is to reflect on some of the many things our mothers gave us in our youth. Our mom used Mom-isms which were taken from versions of Aesop's fables, Mother Goose stories or expressions she passed down to us from her mother. Some were just plain annoying when I was younger, but ring true in our more mature years and now find myself repeating these nuggets of wisdom.

Good News for Boomer Offspring

Thu, 15 May 2014 08:13:56 -0500

Baby Boomers, that group of children born after World War II, were extraordinarily lucky in many ways. They never had to fear the Nazis, war on their own turf, death camps or serious hunger. They were born after atomic bomb explosions so horrific they would and could never take place again. And, in the United States at least, they grew up in an economic boom that went on for decades, giving them a sense of security seldom seen in the world. As icing on the cake, they grew into young adulthood just in time for widespread use of the Pill but before for the onset of AIDS. In other words, a time of sexual freedom and flower power.


Tue, 13 May 2014 06:30:17 -0500

All the little girls of eras gone by were taught to wait for their Knight in Shining Armor to rescue them from the doldrums that is their life. When I discovered that My Knight was a bit rusty, I started writing stories about him!

The Wellspring

Thu, 01 May 2014 06:56:28 -0500

Nurturing yourself is important as you age. Learn to listen to your inner calling and be willing to change what brings you joy as you mature in life. Live a more fufilling life based on your ability to tap the wellspring within.

Signs Aging Parents Need to Consider Moving to Assisted Living

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:15:54 -0500

It isn't always easy to suggest to an independent parent that they may need to enter an assisted living facility. But for many adult children (often the baby boomers) and their parents, this conversation eventually becomes necessary. Here are a few of the signs to look for when determining whether your parent should consider moving to assisted living.

Aging in Place in the 21st Century: How It's Done

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:01:22 -0500

Most people would prefer to grow old while staying comfortable and independent in their own homes. However, many people wind up selling their homes and moving into some form of assisted living-often despite their wishes. One reason for this is that modern American homes are rarely designed with seniors in mind.

Baby Boomers - Passing On The Blessings Of Honor

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:05:09 -0500

Grandparenting is a right of passage. I stand firm in my belief that as my parents were blessed to be grandparents, so am I blessed to be a grandparent to many - today, # 4 arrived to fill my life with blessing. I share the incredible honor of passing that blessing to a new generation.

The Impact That Baby Boomers Have Had on Society Throughout the Years

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:50:43 -0500

Birth rates across the world spiked at the end of World War II. This explosion of newborns came to be known as the baby boom. This population increase produced a considerable demand for consumer goods and stimulated the post-war economy. Thus was born the "Baby Boomer" demographic.

Baby Boomers Are Fighting Again

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:14:41 -0500

Baby boomers are fighting again to survive in an unfavorable economic climate. Born between 1946-1964 and as one of my sons would say "way too old" we are actually we're pretty cool. We did what this the younger generation can't imagine and we changed the world in the process.

Baby Boomer Statistics

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:23:52 -0600

If you've ever wondered about the Baby Boomers here are some stats. A remarkable group!

Hey Baby Boomers! Add to Your Retirement and Change The Lives of the Next Generation

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:28:37 -0600

What if you could add an additional $50,000 to your income a year, working 10 hours a week while helping the next generation succeed? You could do that through become a Mentor. Real Life is a powerful, proven system that helps teens and twenty-somethings find their greatness in life. If you know a parent who has a child who is stuck in a never-ending spiral of failures, self-sabotage, self-medication and anxiety, this system is a system that can truly change their child's life and the whole family dynamic. Learn about how it works!

Boomers! Millenials! Do These Seven Things To Survive Each Other

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 06:54:57 -0600

You thought you had it all together, man! Like, you were totally prepared! The right retirement savings plan, paid off the house early, avoided Bernie Madoff and even had time to live a healthy enough lifestyle to enjoy your retirement but... The one thing you could never have planed for, the one thing that makes Madoff look like a shmear at Carnegie deli reared it's uncoiffed head... Millenials!

Using Retirement to Become What You Might Have Been

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:41:02 -0600

Do you have a career regret? The good news is that there isn't ONE thing that you were meant to be. Retirement is the perfect time to uncover regrets, unfinished business, or unfulfilled dreams. As George Eliot said, "It's never to late to be what you might have been."

Boomer Grandparent Gift Ideas That Keep On Giving

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:20:06 -0600

You won't find these gifts at the mall, at any box store, or on, but you will find them within your family heirloom collection for years, perhaps generations to come. Initially, their gifting won't empty your wallet or deplete your bank account, but they will become permanent fixtures in your grandchildren's lives. Nor will you find these ideas and items quickly converted from treasures to trash, relegated to the obsolete, irrelevant junk pile within a few months after they've been unwrapped. Instead, you will experience their continued presence within family traditions over time.The essence of this type of gift giving resides in the putting forth of items and ideas from within oneself, one's experiences, one's values. As such, these gifts are almost limitless in the positive, even life-changing, effect they can have on the recipients, your grandchildren.

God Bless Women And Especially Mothers Everywhere

Tue, 07 Jan 2014 08:49:28 -0600

This article attempts to describe the major influences that women have had on my life. The influences began with rearing, passing on correct moral values, basic education and currently continue thru 30 years of marriage to the same beautiful woman my God has mated me with. Praise God!

Starting New: Planning For Change

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:40:04 -0600

How many times have you had to start over? It doesn't matter in what avenue, life, business, family, job... the fact is that you had to start again.

Memories of an Unconventional Childhood

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:43:25 -0600

I have spent some time now considering my childhood and how I might relate in a positive light the memorable events of a young life. An enjoyable exercise of reflection for most, but a daunting task for others, the latter of which I find myself an unfortunate but elite member of. While others tend to recall specific events or places from their childhood, I discovered to my subtle amazement that some of my fondest (and not so fond) memories were of smells.

Should Baby Boomers Re-Think About Retirement?

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:20:45 -0500

In view of the uncertainty in the economical climate for the past decades, many baby boomers would have attempted to save money for their future. However, the last couple of years have been rather tough on a majority of them. The good financial plans that many of these baby boomers have prepared for their retirement years may not be workable anymore.

Navigating Baby Boomer Job Changes

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 08:55:04 -0500

Making a job change during midlife can be tough. Learn how successful baby boomers made the switch to a new job or career over age 50.

Should You Downsize To An RV?

Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:43:27 -0500

It might seem extreme enough to consider downsizing from a house to an apartment. But many baby boomers are downsizing all the way down to a motor home in order to reduce living expenses and save money for retirement. Is the full-time RV lifestyle right for you?

Why Boomers Are Doomed

Wed, 11 Sep 2013 06:51:55 -0500

Baby boomers have impacted and changed society at each and every point along their lifecycle, from maternity procedures to the education system. Suburbs, jobs, employment, entertainment, travel - there isn't a part of society that hasn't been affected by the bulging demographics that is the baby boomers. It is not surprising that baby boomers are beginning to change the way we respond to our aging populations.

Health Opportunities Await the Baby Boomer Generation

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:24:32 -0500

We all have seen and read about how health conscious the Baby Boomer Generation is these days. However, if you take a closer look, you may be quite surprised by health statistics for this demographic.

Baby Boomer Seniors: Beyond the Rocking Chair

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:43:15 -0500

Beyond retirement and the iconic, stereotypical senior porch rocking chair, Baby Boomer seniors today are living longer and finding surprising, new ways to share their time, energy, and talents with others in their later years. Do you remember watching your grandmother quietly knitting, while watching TV or listening to the radio for seemingly hours as your grandfather sat with her or puttered around the house? Well those days have passed as Baby Boomers and seniors all across the US are taking on new challenges, new roles, and new activities reflective of the fast paced times and economic climate...

Boomers Driving Mobile Social Media

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 09:44:02 -0500

Ever wonder why people are glued to their smartphones these days and what they are reading? Ever wonder who is driving the use of mobile Internet and social media in particular these days?

7 Key Steps for Boomers to Working Online in Retirement

Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:39:27 -0500

Working online may be the best next option as a workplace for retiring Baby Boomers. But the concept of doing so seems a little blurred and out of reach for many. This very common type of confusion stands in the way of retiring Boomers who could be earning money working online at something they find challenging and fulfilling. A good place to start is to complete the seven necessary steps this article describes.

Meet the New Face of Retirement

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 08:25:23 -0500

Exit the old, and enter the new "face" of retirement as Baby Boomers redefine what it means to retire. Explore five ways that the face of retirement has been transformed in general, and the specific individual type of change that is critical for your next phase life and work to be one that engages you fully and towards which you can and will apply yourself with vitality, enthusiasm and enjoyment.

In Retirement, Volunteerism Is Not High On My Agenda

Tue, 09 Jul 2013 07:29:43 -0500

While the need for volunteerism is more critical than ever, and the opportunities for Baby Boomers to offer their invaluable service, skills and experience are broad, rich, and varied, many retirees may choose not to use their newfound retirement time and freedom as volunteers. Reasons vary as to why seniors are unable and/or unwilling to donate their free time and talents. Family situations, financial limitations, personality profiles, retirement goals and priorities - all these factors contribute to some Boomers saying, "Thanks, but no thanks!" to the invitation to volunteer their time and services.

Reinspirement Replaces Retirement - 2013

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:43:07 -0500

The conventional understanding of retirement rests on the premise that one's earnings will cease when work ends and a new lifestyle will be made from the ingredients of Social Security, company pensions and personal savings to pick up the slack. Once the transition has been made, time and money will at least be sufficient to do many of the things not possible during one's working years.But times have changed and so has the formula for success in one's later years. Reinspirement is the key.

Successful Time Management and Baby Boomers

Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:54:02 -0500

Time Management involves finding creative ways to deal with your time by finding a healthy rhythm and balance in your daily life. That is best accomplished by embracing each day and giving it your best.

Who Are The Baby Boomers and Where Are They Now?

Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:45:12 -0500

The US population is shifting like never before, and Baby Boomers are a major reason why. So who are the Baby Boomers, and why should we care?

Why Are Some Boomers Happily Retired While Others Are Not?

Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:56:38 -0500

To many people, retirement is a shock and doesn't seem to be quite what they expected. Not having planned ahead, they don't know what to do with themselves. This doesn't have to be the case.

Boomers and Travel

Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:00:38 -0500

Many boomers consider travel as part of life and not just a luxury. And for this reason, many travel often.

How to Be a Healthy and Active Boomer

Tue, 28 May 2013 16:31:01 -0500

When we look around, we can see that many boomers are leading healthy and active lives. They are growing older with a vitality that our parents didn't possess.

Baby Boomers Are Learning To Be Young

Thu, 02 May 2013 11:08:27 -0500

Baby Boomers are often known as a generation soon to be retiring. But this is no longer true as this largest of the generations are taking care of themselves, eating better, and living longer.

Be Green, Recycle Yourself!

Mon, 29 Apr 2013 09:58:08 -0500

If you find yourself trying to think of one more way you could be greener for Earth Day, consider recycling YOURSELF. Whether you are still working full time or not, the skills, talents, and abilities you have accumulated over a lifetime are worth something. Recycle yourself to provide needed expertise to others.

Seniors Are Taking Up IT In Droves

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 10:35:43 -0500

More seniors are now taking to the internet than ever before as new technology makes using devices easier. The internet has made finding information so much easier and as Australia's population ages more companies are finding benefits in providing services to this growing group. ? Australia now has over three million senior citizens and with many now using the internet companies are now proving more services, products and information to this target audience.

Downsizing - Do It Yourself?

Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:49:27 -0600

Time for a Change? Too much clutter? Selling your house? Rightsizing your life? Overwhelmed? Wondering what to do next? Just follow some of our articles and help is on its way.

What Not to Say When Someone's Relative Is Going Into Long-Term Care

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:41:08 -0600

It is hard enough when someone must place a loved one into a long term care setting. Here are some examples of what not to say and how not to be insensitive.

Rocking Chairs, What They Mean to Me!

Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:24:04 -0600

As long as I can remember, when I think of rocking chairs, I associate it with sitting on the porch in the rocking chair and watching it rain. The series, The Walton's, so much happened on the porch with Pa, Ma, Grandpa and Grandma. They discussed everything from school problems to growing old, how to raise the kids and what plans were in store for tomorrow.

Aging At Home Vs Relocating To A Retirement Facility

Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:19:55 -0600

Having to decide whether your senior parents should stay at home or relocate to a retirement home can be challenging for everyone involved; however, knowing the answer to a few questions can make your decision much less complicated. In fact, you may be amazed at how easy it is once you've got your basis covered.

Baby Boomers May Have to Work Longer

Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:20:14 -0600

News reports recently have mentioned that baby boomers, like me, may have to work into our 80's to stay active. Other reports have mentioned that boomers may work longer to save more for retirement. In any case, those of us born from the early to mid 1960's can not expect to retire for another 20 years or so. Perhaps even 30 years. I'm tired just thinking about it. Maybe I need a mind switch.

Communities Attracting Retirees

Fri, 25 Jan 2013 08:28:03 -0600

The North Carolina General Assembly created a Certified Retirement Community Program to be administered by the NC Department of Commerce. This is a community development program for those towns who want to attract retirees to their area as an economic and community development strategy. The program designates a town as having a quality of living that the older community desires. The potential benefits for making a town attractive to retirees is substantial: accumulated wealth brought into the area, developers attracted to build affordable housing and senior facilities, existing retirees remain in the community.

Visitability: A Way of Thinking About Aging and Design

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:38:40 -0600

As the population ages and more people are living with physical disabilities, housing and community development must be re-examined. Inaccessible homes impede the daily lives of people who are mobility impaired due to illness, accident or age. Visitors to an inaccessible home face the danger of falling on the entry steps, the worry of not fitting into a bathroom and the embarrassment of being carried up stairs. An affordable, sustainable and inclusive design approach for integrating basic accessibility features into all newly built homes is a movement known as Visitabilitiy.

Aging-In-Place With Universal Design

Fri, 18 Jan 2013 09:03:16 -0600

Most of us want to live in our homes for as long as we choose. We want to be near family and friends in the communities where our children were raised and our lifelong relationships were made; but we must know how to age in our homes successfully. Universal Design may be our answer.

'Natural' Retirement Communities: An Idea That Works

Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:20:53 -0600

Some retirement communities are planned, others just happen. The latter are sometimes referred to by urban planners as NORCs - "naturally occurring retirement communities." They've emerged as an attractive way for seniors to age successfully in their homes by tapping into community support services and volunteer programs. It is estimated that there are thousands of these naturally occurring retirement communities across the United States and that approximately 27 percent of our senior citizens live in them. So what are NORCs?

Marketing to Baby Boomers - What Do Baby Boomers Find Appealing and How to Market to Them?

Thu, 03 Jan 2013 09:07:04 -0600

25% of the population of the United States comprises of Baby Boomers or senior citizens who were born between 1946 and 1964. In countries like Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, they were also born during this time as well. Among the things that are popular about them, one thing, particularly well known about them is that they are heavy spenders.

Caring for Heirlooms in Your Closet

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 11:45:36 -0600

Care for your heirlooms. Do you need to heirloom seal them or not? There's no need to take them off of the hangers to discover that they've deteriorated, yellowed, or have been misshapen.

Nature Or Nurture - The Argument Continues

Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:23:10 -0600

We can be confident in claiming that nature and nurture both have an effect on an individual's development in life. From height and weight, to IQ and personality traits, our lives are determined by the influences our biological genetic structure (nature) and the social environmental process that life bestows from childhood (nurture). However, the one question always debated is, to what extent does both nature and nurture have on defining who we become?

Baby Boomers - The New Village People

Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:41:43 -0600

As baby boomers become involved in caring for their parents they realize there is more than they realize. This article will help you understand the multi-facets of the needs for your loved ones.

Using Play to Help Improve Your Child's Intellectual Development

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:12:50 -0600

We all want our children to grow up to be smart and to this end many of us will go to a lot of effort to try and help develop their reasoning skills and their communication. Some parents even go as far as to play Mozart to their children while they're still in the womb due to the rumours that this can help to improve their IQs. While there is little evidence to support the latter method however, there nevertheless are ways we can help our children to develop the various mental skills they...

Baby Boomer Health Insurance - Save Money

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 12:40:39 -0600

Baby boomers can save a lot of money on health insurance but hate to give up your phone number so that salespersons call. It never hurts to shop around for lower rates, and switching companies can sometimes result in big savings. Here is how to shop on your own... you can do that can't you?

Boomers and the Advantages of Fish Oil

Fri, 02 Nov 2012 14:44:56 -0500

There are many advantages to fish oil for everyone but especially for Boomers. Read further to find out what those benefits are.

7 Secrets to Get the Baby to Sleep at Night

Fri, 19 Oct 2012 09:14:07 -0500

Babies are adorable and you simply can't just get enough of them -- or can you? Let's face it, one way or the other, babies are a handful. You will pretty sure agree with that especially if you're a new parent.

The Boomer Generation - Getting Active

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:14:46 -0500

When Boomers get active, there is less likelihood of them experiencing psychological distress or serious health problems. And it ensures that there is a better chance of them remaining independent.

Contigo Water Bottles Appeal to Seniors Like No Others

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 17:04:33 -0500

This article explains the uniqueness of Contigo water bottles. Special emphasis is placed on the things that seniors will appreciate.

Start A New Career After Age 50

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 15:14:25 -0500

Lots of older workers have to make a career transition. Even though it may be tougher to change jobs after age 50, lots of people have managed to find a new career that satisfied them while keeping bills paid.

Seniors Partnering With Seniors

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 14:18:00 -0500

Seniors are major contributors to our society. We need to recognize the "give and take" of all parts of society... everybody benefits from their expertise.

My Embarrassing Love Affair

Mon, 23 Jul 2012 09:43:20 -0500

A middle-aged woman struggles with her desire to spice up her life, starting with the kitchen. The result is an observation of how important it is to follow your heart and not the opinions of others.

3 Tips For Dressing Up Your Baby During Winters

Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:09:53 -0500

In most cases, babies are not that adaptive and resistant to cold as adults are and you need to be extra careful if you want to keep your baby safe and healthy. The winter might be quite dangerous to your baby's health and some safety precautions must be undertaken. However, don't think that you have to overdress him.

Re-Thinking Retirement

Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:49:36 -0500

Many Baby Boomers are having to re-think their retirement goals and plans because of some major or minor setbacks. Can you come up with a solid, but quick strategy to re-plan your retirement.

The Sandwich Generation: 4 Ways To Prepare Yourself Now

Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:53:55 -0500

The Sandwich Generation is a growing population of baby boomers who find themselves squeezed between aging parents and children who still need parenting. As we delay parenthood while our own parents live longer than ever before, but we must be prepared for what lies ahead. Here are 4 suggestions for how to cope effectively.

Is Partial Retirement A Good Solution To Retirement Problems?

Mon, 02 Jul 2012 11:10:37 -0500

A lot of older workers want to retire, but realize they really do not have the income or savings to leave work behind right now. A partial retirement may provide a good solution for some of these older folks.

3 Important Tips You Should Know About Seniors Travel and Senior Tours

Fri, 29 Jun 2012 16:10:24 -0500

Senior travel allows retirees to have a fresh, brand new outlook on life. Gone are the days of waking up to commute to an office. No longer do they have to clock in to work and take orders from anyone.

Protecting the Important Documents of Your Life

Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:07:17 -0500

As we go through each day, we find that we have become increasingly reliant on social media, smart devices and a host of other technical marvels for our interaction and communication. Every aspect of our lives is touched by expectations that we be proficient in the areas of on-line shopping, account management and social connectivity. However, in the midst of this maze of technological magic, we may lose sight of the fact that much of our lives remain framed by important documents.

Planning for Retirement in Emotional and Practical Terms

Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:58:40 -0500

Retirement is a life changing event and it's not just the finances you have to consider. Are you ready emotionally and in practical terms for the next phase of your life? Planning for retirement begins the adjustment process and can help the transition into your new life.

Helpful Checklists for Boomers - Health and Medical Help

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:05:14 -0500

As we age it seems like there are more and more medical and health issues that have to be dealt with. They can range from the simple like the fact that you move a little slower these days. You can also face more complex issues like not having the mental facilities to be home alone anymore.

Activities for Seniors - Enjoy Safe Gardening for Seniors

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 13:30:00 -0500

? Gardening is one of my all-time favorite activities. I spent this last weekend with my children out in the yard tilling the soil to lay out my seeds, and planting my vegetables for the year. I will wait until the final threat of frost has passed, probably next weekend, before I plant the rest of my flowers.