Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers

Monday, May 15, 2017

Younger Oldsters Now Being Wooed for 'Villages' with Entertainment Options

First came “villages,” hyper-local groups created by aging neighbors to build a greater sense of community and help each other grow old at while remaining at home. These nonprofit groups arranged volunteer drivers, household helpers, social events and, in some cases, kept lists of reliable professionals, including plumbers, roofers, estate lawyers and even art appraisers.
Now, 15 years and some 220 villages after the first one was born in Boston, a move is afoot to woo and welcome the active 50+ set. Most of these folks still work and don’t need rides to the supermarket or help raking leaves. They have no use for the names of pre-screened health aides or note-takers for medical visits. Their main goal is a richer social life with others similarly situated.
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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Boomer Entrepreneurs Making It Big By Doing What They Love

Bryan Kravitz has seen his career come full circle. He began repairing typewriters in the 1970s and continued his work until computers came on the scene. Then he moved into direct mail and marketing. But much to his delight and surprise, typewriters are back. And now Kravitz, at age 67, is back in the business of fixing them with his new company, Philly Typewriter.
"There's a backlog of I'd say, almost 20 machines right now," Kravitz says. He's already making money in his two-year-old venture. "I'm in really good health, I feel really good and I get up every day — what can I do, go to the golf course? Not me. I want to do things."
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Pros (and a Few Cons) To Hiring Older Workers

Companies are constantly on the prowl for employees with experience so that once they are employed they are not completely at sea about what they need to do and how they ought to behave in a corporate setting. 

However, this being said, while a little experienced is much desired, offices are not often willing to employ older workers to their firms for a number of reasons. 

To enlighten yourself on the main pros as well as cons of hiring older employees you ought to go through the list which has been given below very carefully indeed.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Some Pictures Only Baby Boomers Will Understand

We wanted to take a quick trip down memory lane and share some of our favorite photos that only Baby Boomers (and some kids from the 1950s and 60s!) will understand.  

We hope you enjoy the list as much as we enjoyed putting it together.  

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Here's How to Have a 60s Make-Ahead Potluck Party

Although Mad Men is over, we haven't stopped loving the 1960s. But how would our 2016 taste buds fare with 50-year-old recipes? 

We headed to the kitchen, turned up the bossa nova, and threw a '60s-themed potluck to experience the convenience of the rapidly growing 1960s fridge for ourselves.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Legendary Hoop Seasons Both: Then and Now - 1962 and 2017

The clock dropped below the final minute, and the previously raucous crowd in Hershey, Pennsylvania, grew quiet. An onslaught of Knicks held off the inevitable basket for as long as the mismatched squad from New York could manage.
 Joe Ruklick passed on a wide-open layup to loft an alley-oop in Wilt Chamberlain’s direction, and every onlooker in the arena held their breath as they awaited the cherry on top of this superhuman sundae. Wilt stuffed the ball through the hoop for his 36th basket and reached the summit of the grandest display of domination in basketball history: 100 points in a single game.
In terms of individual achievement, the 1962 NBA season was one of the greatest showcases in pro sports history. Interestingly though, as the current NBA regular season comes to a close, we are seeing parallels between the 1962 and 2017 seasons.
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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Can New Office Gear Really Keep You Fit?

The days of typing at your desk in a stationary chair for eight hours may be vanishing. 

Workplace health products are all the rage, from standing and treadmill desks to wearable pedometers and posture trackers. But does reviewing quarterly reports while walking in place really burn enough calories to move the fitness needle? How about using an exercise ball for a seat? Or a foot pedaler under your desk?

We spoke to ergonomic and wellness experts about the hottest health gizmos populating today's workplaces. They told us which can improve your health, which could compromise it and which might have little to no effect.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Remember When: Farrah Fawcett Becomes a Pinup Queen

This had to be one of the greatest pinups of the Baby Boomer years.

I know I had it pinned on my basement wall. (And I was married, but my wife was very understanding then).

What about you? Was Farrah a pinup poster for you, too?

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Riding Along in My Automobile: Classic Cars Then and Now

The rides of our youth are hitting a showroom near you.

Hoping to ride the wave of boomer nostalgia, carmakers continue to update classics like the Chevrolet Camaro and are reviving dormant brands including the Fiat 124 Spider.  

We rounded up some old favorites and paired them with their contemporary counterparts.
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