Continuing the Baby Boomer News for this edition, I scanned the baby boomer headlines for this week for interesting stories. I like the ones with news about baby boomer generation’s current lives and also boomer trends. I say for us because I am age 65 and one of the older boomers myself. So here is a quick look at news affecting baby boomers.
Names for Grandparents
This story is all over the Internet, probably because it is from USA Today but it seems some baby boomers may want to be called something else besides the tradition grandparent names like Grandma, Grandpa, Nana, Bubbe, or Papa. These boomers want to be called something that won’t be construed as feeling older. Gigi and Mimi are popular. Many boomers choose a more unique name. Source: Story
Boomer Travel Trend: Taking Extended Holidays
It seems baby boomers are traveling more before retiring by taking extended holidays sometimes leaving on flights with no return date booked. They are doing it because they can and while they can. This verifies my observations that travel by boomers is on the upswing. Source: Story
Boomers Taking More Frequent Shorter Trips
According to this based on a AARP survey (AARP Travel) baby boomers are taking more frequent and shorter domestic road trips rather than longer International trips. The boomers leave behind their children and grandchildren and head out with little short term planning. They spend $3000 per year on travel on average. Nine Great Summer Road Trips by AARP and Retirement Travel: Road Trips
Well this boomers taking short trips clashes with the story right above this one doesn’t it. I personally think both types of boomer travel may be in an upswing. Source: Story
Wall Street Looks to Aging Boomers
Wall Street is looking to the aging baby boomers as an investment theme. Boomers they say are starting to put their feet up, buy investment properties, get more diseases, lose some of their eyesight and draw on government assistance. So they say put your money into Healthcare, medical science and services for aging boomers. Source: Story
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Not Making the Cut
The rift between Baby Boomer Generation and other generations.
Testing for Hepatitis C – has been covered.