What Would Baby Boomers Buy on the Internet?

In this ever changing world of technology that we live in, the need to shop no longer requires anyone to go to a physical store. When you think you need something, you can jump right online and have it shipped right to your front door. Depending upon how badly you want it, you can receive it in as little as 1 business day. Just like other generations, the Baby Boomers shop online to find convenient and affordable services, products, and gadgets, to aid them in living a simpler life. Groceries Many are not aware that you can jump online and order your weekly groceries! The idea of being able to shop from the comfort of your own home and get …

What Are Some of the Problems that baby Boomers Encounter

Thos that are born between the years 1946 and 1964 are the generation known as baby boomers. As boomers age, they have now become one of the largest generations to retire ever in the history of the US. This massive group of early retirees or future retirees is essentially in between stages in life. They are not quite old enough to receive the services that senior citizens receive, but they are not as young as they once used to be. As life becomes more challenging, there are an increasing number of problems that could arise. Caring for Aging Parents The older the boomer generation gets, the needier their parents become. The task of taking care of yourself and taking care …

What Are Services Baby Boomers Would Want?

To simply describe who the Baby Boomer generation is, they are citizens born in the United States during the years 1946 to 1964. While this is the general definition, they can also be broken down a bit further. Those born between 1946 and 1954 are called Leading-edge Boomers and those born between 1955 and 1964 are known as Shadow Boomers. No matter how you slice it, they continue to be the largest generation to date. What brings all Boomers together from all walks of life is their willingness to purchase merchandise. Since the beginning of the generation, Boomers have led on consumer charts for purchasing the most products and services. Businesses quickly realized the endless possibilities that stem from such …

Things Grandparents Know

Baby boomers seem gifted with perpetual youth. But they are also people of passion. From the moment this generation arrived on this earth, they seemed to be bringing a mission and a different vision for society than had existed before. This sense of knowledge and of vision accounts for the incredible drive baby boomers have shown throughout their adult lives which have resulted in changes to society so profound that life in America today only faintly resembles how we lived in the 50s and 60s. Each era of life has brought its own challenges to baby boomers. As parents, baby boomers were committed to having a different kind of relationship with their children. They are more hands on, participatory and …

The Plague of Worry

Baby boomers are no strangers to worry. It seems from the first decade this generation began to become aware of the world, there were big things to worry about. This was the first generation to grow up with a reality that world destruction is possible at the hands of a man made weapon that did exist and was pointed at them. In the 1950s and 1960s, the decades when this generation was entering youth, it was common for children to have to run drills to hide under their desks as a defense against the arrival of a nuclear bomb. Even back then, those baby boomer children know those desks were faint defense against such a devastating weapon. So from worrying …

The Joys of Gardening

If you are not a gardener, you may wonder why this hobby has become so popular even with city people who have the resources to go to the grocery and get food with much less effort. Perhaps much of the joy that comes from gardening originated in our baby boomer values that came from those golden “hippie” days of the 1960s. Part of the ethical and moral system of that time in our cultural history was the “back to the land” movement to get back to our roots and away from the alleged sins of modern society. From this same movement we got the increased interest in vegetarianism, yoga, natural eating and the environmental movement. So, while we look back …

The Fountain of Youth

If there ever was a generation who would put every resource known to man against the challenge of defeating aging, it would be the baby boomer generation. Of course the deeply rooted desire in mankind to stop or turn back the aging process is as old as time itself. We have ample evidence of that in literature. From The Fountain to Youth to Peter Pan, there have been many efforts to just stubbornly say “I wont grow up” as though stamping ones foot and refusing to participate can actually keep us from growing older. Baby boomers have always had a love affair with youth. It is no doubt deeply rooted in their explosive teen and twenties years in which this …

The Actor Inside You

Baby boomers love the theater. And with good reason. The theater has always been an art form that teaches the love of culture and values that were important to baby boomers when they were enjoying those explosive years of youth during the 50s and 60s. You can see the influence of the stage even in the clothing and ways of expressing themselves that the “hippies” demonstrated when they were at their zenith. The love of the stage and culture that has become wide spread in the baby boomer culture also reflects that this has always been a very well educated generation. The fact that such a big percentage of baby boomers either had some exposure to the arts in college …

Starting Over

The phenomenon of a worker who may have been in the work force for 40 years suddenly starting a new career at 50 or over is a trend that is exploding as baby boomers hit that age bracket. There has always been a phenomenon of older workers trying something new but the trend has hit such a new high in the baby boomer retirement picture. So you have to wonder what about baby boomers makes them want to start new careers late in life. Part of it has to do with the way business has functioned in the last few decades. In our parents working years, the norm was to work for the same company and be a “company man” …

Rock and Roll Never Forgets

It’s a sad thing when we, as baby boomers, begin to feel like “old fogies” when it comes to music and the “hip” things going on in popular culture. It’s also easy to forget that the rock music and many other genres of modern music got their launch way back during the days when baby boomers were the young people changing society and it was our music that changed the world. So it’s good for baby boomers to remember such things about their heritage and what they passed on to the music and entertainment culture today. In the song “Rock and Roll Never Forgets” by Bob Seger, the singer reviews the changes baby boomers have gone through as they go …

On the Road

“On the Road” is a well known phrase to baby boomers because it is the title of that famous novel by Jack Kerouac of youthful exploration and curiosity. And even though technically Kerouac represented the generation before the time of the boomers, that novel very much became a bible for the youth movement that exploded during the 1960s when the boomers went through their teen and college years. As a result, there is wanderlust and a yearning to get away from it all and travel that is deeply ingrained in the baby boomer mentality and way of viewing the world. It isn’t surprising then that baby boomers as adults have created a leisure and travel industry that has reached new …

What the State Can Do in the Great Number of Baby Boomers Retiring

Your college days mark a turning point in your life. By this time, you’ve finally realized the value of getting a degree in order to land a good job. And after establishing your career, you will have to work around eight hours a day for many years. As an individual, you’re not only earning money for your family, but you’re also helping the economy of the country that you belong. After World War II, the population continued to increase for nearly twenty years. The babies born during this time were called baby boomers. Millions of babies were born, and at present, some of them are already in their senior years while the rest are in their middle ages. With so …

Now is the Time to Quit Smoking

We can only hope that the baby boomer generation will be the last one who grew up in a culture where smoking was cool and acceptable. The health passion of baby boomers that comes out of their dislike of anything that accelerates the aging process is one of the reasons the anti smoking movement has gained strength in the last decade. The reasons for quitting smoke are well known to anyone who has paid attention to the issue at all. . Smoking reduces the life span. For the baby boomer generation, living a long and healthy life is a way of staying young. Smoking not only shortens the life span but it is a plague to your health in every …

Next Stop Retirement

It seems almost absurd for baby boomers to think about retirement as the next stop in their long and eventful lives. But the absurd has become a reality. As the baby boomer generation moves into their mid fifties and sixties, that specter of retirement looms ever closer. So it’s natural and appropriate to sit back and review exactly what that means to each of us. For many, the traditional attitude toward retirement has been one of joy. The concept of laying down your worries and bringing your work life to a comfortable end is something to look forward to. The image of a life of sleeping late, golfing as much as you wish, taking up two or three hobbies and …

Baby Boomers Coping with Middle-Age Crisis

Kids love having birthday parties. Their parties are usually filled with games, great food, clowns, gifts, and many more. Celebrating ones birthday is an important occasion that should not be forgotten. You can’t remain as a child forever though. As years pass, you will grow older. With older people, celebrating their birthday is different. Another year will again be added to their age, and this thought can be creepy to some individuals. When a person turns 40, he is already in his mid-life. There is this phrase which says ‘life begins at 40’. Although to some it may be true, others have different experiences. People who enjoy life even past their forties were able to overcome their fears of aging. …