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 …

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 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 …

The Baby Boomer Generation Continues to Boom

When you’re out in your neighborhood, you would usually see many teens hanging out together. Teenage life is probably the happiest and most exciting times. As a group, they would spend a lot of time doing things together. There are even times when they try to set a trend of some sort. This must be a reason why several generations are known for their different characteristics and uniqueness. Baby boomers left a mark in history when they were born. And as they grew up, they were able to create ‘booms’ which affected the whole world. After World War II, about seventy six million baby boomers were born. They all belonged to a nurturing and progressive family. Their parents want to …

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” …

Selling Out

Buying and selling a home is one of those things that baby boomers have learned to deal with in adult life. For many who may have lived in their homes for decades and raised a family there, the physical space can take on tremendous sentimental attachment. As you walk around your home, you can think of a memory for almost every corner and square foot of floor space of that house. But there comes a time when it is time to loosen your grip on the old plantation and prepare to let a new family move in. For one thing, that home is a significant financial asset to you. If you have been in it for many years, it has …

Selecting Soldiers

The baby boomer generation grew up with a number of specters hanging over their heads. One fear that seemed to hang like an inevitable doom for the childhood and youth of this generation was that of nuclear war and the potential end of life on earth that these weapons could cause if used unchecked. But there was another much more real threat that was being used with great regularity and it meant a potential fate of death in a war associated activity. That was the specter of the military draft. This form of selecting soldiers was widely used for decades and over many wars and was considered the norm. The use of conscription was not something the United States Government …

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 …

Mentoring

Baby boomers owe a lot to mentors of their own youth that instilled the values that brought them into the world. You might not think back on the wild days of the 50s and 60s as a time when mentored youth were expressing the values of their elders. But there is really no way that such a powerful explosion of culture change could happen without the influence of teachers and mentors on the youth of the time. The mentors of the youth culture developed their values in the 40s and 50s. These were values that were outraged by the ravages of war and perceived injustice in society. The outcome of the civil rights movement, the women’s rights advances and other …

Independent Baby Boomers are Now Travelers

Traveling is a great way to spend your free time. If you’re quite busy with your work, you’ll find it hard to enjoy traveling to beautiful places. Many people with careers to attend to can’t seem to fit traveling in their schedule. Not all people have the opportunity to travel. One main reason is cost, and another is lack of time. Baby boomers are nearly retiring, and most travel agencies are expecting their incomes to soar higher once these boomers retire. Almost all boomers belong to wealthy families so traveling will not be a big deal to them. They can now enjoy the pleasure of traveling to different places without worrying about their jobs or their families. If you think …

Hippies

A lot of baby boomers would like to forget that one of the watershed movements that defined the personality of this generation was the time frame dominated by, for lack of a better word, hippies. That term that seems somewhat quaint and antiquated now had a tremendous power in the mid to late sixties when it carried with it the impact of tremendous social change as well as a massive shift in public morality and consciousness. So while this is often a time of a bit of embarrassment for the baby boomer generation, it is also a formative part of their history and it deserves respect for that reason. To be fair, not all baby boomers were hippies. As is …

Baby Boomer Statistics on Birth, Retirement and Empty Nestling

The baby boomer generation plays a significant part in almost every aspect of today’s America. They made an impact to every age cluster they get to belong. Baby boomers have the diverse potentials that uplifted their group in history. Fast statistics show that the fifty plus age group of baby boomers are earning roughly two trillion dollars, in control of more than seven trillion dollars of wealth and own 77% of financial assets in United States. That is not all, baby boomers also grip 50% of the discretionary powers in both government and private organizations. Baby boomers are interesting subjects to tackle-their power to do, their immense abilities and their emotions. And since the baby boomer generation is now ranging …

Baby Boomer Dental Hygiene – As Providers and Beneficiaries

Since the 1960s and 1970s, including the early 1990s, the Baby Boomers marked a demographic change in the field of dentistry as Boomers made up the most of dentist population. Approximately, there were thousands of Baby Boomers who graduated in that generation as dentists. In an instant, there were a good number of professional dentists who provided the needed services in the communities. The result of sudden increase on dentists’ population contributed to a competitive market wherein advertising was introduced, where there was a good offer on discount dentistry, where there were chains of clinics that have been opened, and not just that, the companies of insurance also entered the marketplace of dental service. However, these Baby Boomer dentists are …

Baby Boomer Generation Linking to Network Marketing

People who belong in the age of mid-40s or beyond it are part of the Baby Boomer Generation. And some of these 79 million Boomers will soon be facing the day of their retirement. People of the new generation usually perceive these Boomers as generally wealthy and are able to sustain their lives after they retire. This notion, however, is a mask that hides the pang of truth, for not the entire people included in Baby Boomers Generation are living a life in affluence. Truth is some of these Boomers suffer in their means of living too. Hence, they are incapable to sustain their lives the moment they retire. For these Boomers who are seeking for more means to be …

The Baby Boomer Generation Continues to ‘Boom’

When you’re out in your neighborhood, you would usually see many teens hanging out together. Teenage life is probably the happiest and most exciting times. As a group, they would spend a lot of time doing things together. There are even times when they try to set a trend of some sort. This must be a reason why several generations are known for their different characteristics and uniqueness. Baby boomers left a mark in history when they were born. And as they grew up, they were able to create ‘booms’ which affected the whole world. After World War II, about seventy six million baby boomers were born. They all belonged to a nurturing and progressive family. Their parents want to …