Baby Boomer News – Issue 2

Baby Boomer NewsContinuing the Baby Boomer News for the second 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 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.

House Sharing for Boomer Women – this little trend must have legs as I have seen several articles about it and it is one that may gain traction in the immediate future.  Females house sharing or co-housing if that is the term to save money and for socialization.
Source: Story

How the Health Care Law Affects Retirees – I have had a couple of people ask me this question so here is the answer thanks to Robert Powell who usually gives good information.  There is a limit age adjustments for premiums for people approaching age 65 but still on a individual policy.  The other items is the reduction of the donut hole in the Part D Drug prescriptions.  Source: Story

Boomers Love Cruising – Sorry this is not a boomer news story, but maybe should be one. Just my observation but have you notice how many older boomers are taking cruise this year.  I know over about 10 of our friends who took a cruise this year, many of them International (I was going to say overseas, but I guess most of them are overseas :)) Resources: Boomer Cruises and Travel Bloggers

Interesting Boomer Generation Fast Facts – Boomercafe presents this info developed by CNN.  Look at the number of births per year starting in 1946 when an average of 6.5 babies were born every hour in the US, yikes! Other interesting facts.  Two thirds of all seniors age 65 and over have at least one chronic disease.  Source: Story

Vinyl Albums Making a Comeback – In the you gotta be kidding department, this article  in the Boston Globe says vinyl albums like we used to have are make a comeback enough that Sony and others are starting to make the old fashioned turntables again.  The modern turntables will have USB ports so you can make a digital copy of your old LP.  They have high quality mini speakers built into the new turntables.  My wife has stacks of old albums; maybe I will give these a try.  Source: Story

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Not Making the Cut
JFK Assassination – this story was old two week ago.
Millenniums versus the baby boomers – someone always stirring the pot on that one.

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