BOOMERS LEAD THE PARADE
Starring on stage and in the hit movie, The Music Man, Robert Preston sang “76 trombones led the big parade…” Multiply by a million, and that is how many members of the baby boomer generation were created by American births between 1946 and 1964.
At no previous time in world history has such a swelling of population occurred. Some have referred to it as, “the pig in the python”, an apt description of the impact the explosion in birth rate created. … More
BOOMERS LEAD THE PARADE
The number of baby boomer care givers continues to grow. Many care givers are in their 50′s and 60′s. 28% home aids are 55 or older. Some care givers choose the role, while others must learn to accept it with grace.
The following video gives two different perspectives. The first perspective is from the viewpoint of a 57-year-old baby boomer who has found her calling as a Certified Nursing Assistant for the elderly.
The second perspective offers advice for baby… More
Here is some excellent, practical advice from Elaine Sanchez for BabyBoomers (Baby Boomers) trying to asses the safety of their parents. I like the way she presents information clearly and simply so that we can all understand it the first time around. She covers issues such as
Home Safety and Helpful Technologies
Mental and Emotional Safety
Social Activity and Isolation
Bill paying and Bookkeeping
Legal issues such as Trusts, Directives,… More
One of the biggest issues facing the elder care (eldercare) industry is that we’re all hanging around longer. The over-90 age group now numbers almost 2 million – triple the number just 30 years ago.
MONEY AND HEALTH TAKE PRIORITY
Unfortunately, all is not rosy for many in that age category. Many have outlived whatever savings they might have put together, and because their incomes were lower during their working years compared to today, pensions and benefits often… More
WE ARE NOT ALONE
I have encouraged my fellow baby boomers to actively plan for getting older but have done little to address the concerns of other generations that will be affected. My excuse is that I do not feel qualified to write on the topic. I simply don’t know enough. This week a couple of things came together to convince me that it is time I learned more. As I learn I will share with you.
In this post I will attempt to differentiate between the generations and then begin… More
You will probably laugh at this if you are a Boomer. We can laugh as long as we are poking fun at ourselves. But, please be careful if you are laughing/ranting at us, not with us.
NOT SO FUNNY GENERATIONAL ISSUES
It was interesting to read the comments that were posted for this video. They are almost all expressions of disgust for and rage at the Baby Boomers. Since I am one, I am a little taken aback. I have heard that there is a generational war brewing, but my Gen X and Gen… More
That awesome, entirely attractive, hip, cool generation known as Baby Boomers is those Americans born during the years 1946 to 1964. Yep, that’s right. That was the end of the good stuff once the Beatles appeared on Ed Sullivan that spring in 1964. (The Beatles themselves, were not Boomers. They were from the Silent Generation.)
Baby boomers were nearly 80 million strong. Our moms and dads produced 4.3 million of us Baby Boomers in 1957 alone! … More
LARGEST GENERATION IN AMERICAN HISTORY
Counting me, and most likely you as well, there are 78 million “baby boomers” born between 1946 and 1964 that were born in America. Statistically, baby boomers constitute by sheer numbers, the largest generation in American history. (We are also the most obese generation in American history, so we are the “largest” in more than one statistical category.)
LEVERAGE THROUGH OUT LIFETIME
This kind of heft creates leverage… More
In this January 2011 segment from the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff looks at the implications of Baby Boomers retiring with Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute and Ted Fishman, author of “Shock of Gray.”
That society is not prepared for Boomers getting old is no great surprise. Along with discussing the statistics of an increasingly grey population and the impacts on unfunded liabilities like Medicare and Social Security, this discussion… More
Here is an issue I had not considered before. My thinking was triggered by a short “Letter to the Editor” in the Dallas Morning News. It was written by Josh Thomas of Plano, Texas.
“NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW MEDICARE PATIENTS”
Mr. Thomas points out that there are fewer doctors accepting Medicare; however, the larger issue is that there are fewer doctors accepting new Medicare patients.
I remember being shocked several years ago when I received a… More