In the coming years, even more of the country’s baby boomers will be turning sixty five years of age and becoming eligible for Medicare benefits. Earlier on in the decade, only a little over five percent of baby boomers were over the age of sixty five. That number will have more than double by 2013. [...]
If you're a baby boomer and a parent, your kids most likely aren't kids any more. And that's what this touching, although sometimes scary, story by contributor Liz Kitchens is about: how we never really stop worrying about, and helping out, and nurturing our children. The post Many Baby Boomers Rarely Stop Nurturing Their Children appeared first on BoomerCafé.com.
BoomerCafé's co-founder and executive editor Greg Dobbs has witnessed nearly every kind of world event as a television network news correspondent. Yet he is particularly struck by the heroism of teachers across America. The post In Praise of Teachers – A Higher Calling appeared first on BoomerCafé.com.
As a child, each September I would get a new pair of school shoes. Not wanting to mar these stunning saddle oxfords in any way, I tried to walk without bending my toes. Believe me, this feat was no easy task! Adding to this challenge was the fact that I had to walk several blocks [...]Show More Summary
It’s fair to say, it’s harder than it used to be for some of us baby boomers to stay healthy. Jim Kauffman at the national YMCA says, Are you over 50? Here’s How to Show You’ve Still Got It! The post Over 50? Here’s How to Show You’ve Still Got What it Takes appeared first on BoomerCafé.com.
If our boomer generation was reared on meaningful music, you’ll like Neil Young’s book of memoirs, which shows us the heart and soul of a renaissance man. The post Neil Young – the Heart and Soul of the Boomer Generation appeared first on BoomerCafé.com.
We asked BoomerCafé contributor Carrier Slocomb to rant about one subject in particular: When we baby boomers look around wondering what to worry about, what should we worry about? The post What do Baby Boomers Worry About and Why … and Who Cares? appeared first on BoomerCafé.com.
The great sages and thought leaders know it to be true: we can and do create much of what we experience in life through our actions, reactions, and the intentional energy we bring to our everyday choices. External events unfold in seemingly surprising and random ways, but how we focus our energies in relation to [...]Show More Summary
Lorie Eber reviews a report that takes the temperature, and measures the priorities, of our baby boomer population. It finds that health is more important. The post New Survey of Boomer Society Finds “Health is Job One” appeared first on BoomerCafé.com.
Long-time BoomerCafé.com contributor Mike Petrie is a novelist and attorney who lives in Los Angeles. He shares this short essay that he wrote in his journal this Memorial Day weekend. The post Memorial Weekend – just about perfect appeared first on BoomerCafé.com.
What does our baby boomer generation leave in its wake? There is an answer in the United Kingdom. The post Bye bye, baby boomers. Hello, workplace chaos appeared first on BoomerCafé.com.
Experts warn that, with all of the texting and abbreviations so prevalent today, the skill of written communication is rapidly declining. And this holds true for writers in professional settings as well. After checking out the following newspaper headlines, you’re welcome to you own opinion. Mine is… YIKES! Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and [...]Show More Summary
BoomerCafé co-founder and executive editor Greg Dobbs has been watching the news from Oklahoma with a perspective few of us have. He knows what is happening behind the scenes. The post Natural Disasters Bring Out the Best of the Human Spirit appeared first on BoomerCafé.com.
The physical therapist who won the “Fit After 50 Member Challenge” says, Exercise as if your life depends on it. You can even be a “Woman With Balls.” The post Fit After 50 Challenge – Exercise As If Your Life Depends On It appeared first on BoomerCafé.com.
Continued training is a major part of many professions. Doctors, attorneys, accountants, pharmacists, financial professionals, engineers, and many other careers have professional organizations or legally mandated oversight bodies to ensure that folks are hip on new development and skills. Show More Summary
Going on a long car trip? It might be even longer, if you're a baby boomer who needs … um … more potty time. The post Boomer Dilemma – Are We Traveling Together … or is it Potty Time Yet? appeared first on BoomerCafé.com.
Question from our reader: “If I take out a reverse mortgage for $200,000 on a house valued at $380,000 and pay it back in full in six months and close the loan what will it cost me besides the initial fees of getting it in the first place? Also, I am having trouble getting insurance [...]
Boomer women knew from the start that we were special. Born of parents who’d suffered both the ravages of World War II and the Great Depression, we benefited from their desire to give their offspring what they lacked in childhood. We were the lucky recipients of a myriad of toys: ballerina dolls, hula-hoops, skateboards and [...]Show More Summary
We think there’s nothing better than baby boomers who are still living the dream. That’s why we love to hear from Florence and Mike Lince, the “6-monthers.” They write this time from Tepoztlán, Mexico. The post Two Boomers Out to See the World Check-In from Central Mexico appeared first on BoomerCafé.com.
Everything we've said about our generation is true: we might not feel like it, but we are an "aging population." And, many people age 65 and older are already struggling to live off the amount they have saved for retirement. The post The Baby Boomer Retirement Crunch is Starting appeared first on BoomerCafé.com.