Category Archives: Retirement

Aging In Place

A lot of our friends have started to think about their next move. Our kids, for the most part, have grown up and moved out of our homes.  Many of us are left in houses that feel empty…. with yards … Continue reading

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Looking For Someone To Blame

There seems to be a lot of resentment for Baby Boomers who refuse to retire and open up the job market for the unemployed and under-employed.  Despite the fact that boomers can’t afford to retire and are still trying to … Continue reading

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Housing Dilemma

Yesterday I was putting up the Christmas lights outside the house.  Now, I know that for some, this is just way too early.  I don’t turn the lights on until Thanksgiving night but it was sixty degrees here yesterday and … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s: Reducing the Risk

As baby boomers I think that we have reached the age where we pay a little more attention when we have a memory lapse. We all have crossed a threshold and totally forgotten why we walked into the room.  How … Continue reading

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Denial Daily: Myths That Baby Boomers Tell Themselves

We baby boomers tend to fool ourselves a little bit. We were the Woodstock generation, the “never trust anyone over thirty” group:  Then, of course, we all turned thirty and (for the most part) became part of the establishment. We … Continue reading

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Living Small

This has come up a number of times in the last few months.  At a party with the neighbors, at my book club and while out with friends, the question about downsizing seems to be a hot topic.  My daughter … Continue reading

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5 Things I’ve Learned From Aging Parents

My family and most of my friends are at the age where we are in the throes of trying to help very elderly parents.  After dealing with this for many years, certain realities have smacked us right in the face. … Continue reading

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5 Boomer Surprises

My kids were always amazed at the things we did not have as we were growing up in the fifties and sixties.  They could not imagine life without microwaves, cordless phones, DVDs, DVRs, or personal computers.  We didn’t think it … Continue reading

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Things That Scare in the Middle of the Night!

It’s that time of the year again.  The Halloween fright fest has begun. Ghosts, witches, goblins and all sorts of spooky things go BOO! in the middle of the night.  But maybe the scariest thing to keep us awake is … Continue reading

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Senile Denial with a Smile

OK, we really can’t deny it.  We baby boomers have entered a whole different time of our lives.  We have gone from the exuberance of youth and the promise of years and years ahead to achieve our dreams to a … Continue reading

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