Baby Boomers

Leeks and Garlic

How often do we look back longingly to the past and wish things the way they used to be?  We complain about what we have lost instead of being grateful for what we have.  We miss our old jobs, where we used to live, and our twenty-something bodies.  We may long for school days and having parents who took care of us.  We miss hav...Read More

An Interview with Richard Pells

Love a “good read?”  Well, we’re recommending War Babies – and here’s what Barbara W. McKinley has to say about both the book and its author, Richard Pells. “Richard Pells’ War Babies is unique. It is thorough and well documented, of course…but first and foremost it is extremely readable. &helli...Read More

QUIZ: Are You A Money-Wise Boomer?

Banks have adapted to rapidly changing technology in today's digital age, which likely has had a significant impact on the way baby boomers, or people born between 1946 and 1964, manage their bank accounts. And as baby boomers get closer to retirement, saving and investing to get an adequate return to supplement their income during retirement ...Read More

Elder Abuse – A Tough Issue

We “After Fiftiers” are in an interesting position. As Boomers age, the number of people aged 65+ continues to grow exponentially. The majority of those subjected to elder abuse are 65+ – so as we Boomers age, we’re more likely to become victims. At the same time, many Boomers find themselves in the position of caregiver to ...Read More

Freedom to Learn in Retirement

Knowledge is a familiarity with someone or something, which can include facts, information, descriptions, or skills acquired through experience or education. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge Free from the need to take classes leading to a degree or that enhance my understanding of how to do a job better, now that I am After Fifty I can choose...Read More

Baby Boomers and Hepatitis C

It’s been reported widely in the news over the last two days – but you may have missed it. Baby Boomers are at serious risk for having been infected with Hepatitis C. An estimated 3.2 M in the US are infected – and it’s estimated that 2 out of 3 of them are Baby Boomers. Put another way, 1-in-33 Boomers are infected with the...Read More

Black, White, and Shades of Gray

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. has recently published a thought-provoking article, The Beauty Paradox: When Feminism and Vanity Collide, in the Huffington Post. Diller says that Boomer women are in conflict – over our looks, our appearance and how it all plays out given feminism philosophy. Diller says we have two distinct messages we are trying to pro...Read More

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