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This Week in Boomer History: Test Tube Baby … Kitchen Debate … ADA

Posted on 07/20/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

PoliticsNoteworthy events from our common experience President George H.W. Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act into law on July 26, 1990. Bob Dylan straps on his electric guitar and plugs in his amplifier at the Newport (R.I.) Folk Festival on July 25, 1965. The crowd boos (and cheers) him; purists are furious. >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter  Born July 25, 1978, Louise Joy Brown is the world’s first “test tube baby,” though she’d more accurately be …

Tommy Ramone: Last of the Punk-Rock Pioneers

Posted on 07/14/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentBoomers growing up in the mid- to late 1970s may have felt bored and alienated by the classic rock that their older brothers and sisters listened to. That’s why so many of us were especially excited about a band called the Ramones, who were pretty much the opposite of the handsome stadium-rock gods who dominated the airwaves with their synthesizer bombast and 10-minute guitar solos. With their misshapen hair, torn jeans, cheap sneakers and biker jackets, the Ramones looked like …

Move Over Boomers! Millennials Claim Population Trophy

Posted on 07/9/2014 by |Parenting 2.0 | Comments

Home & FamilyFor decades, a baby boomer age has had the largest single-year population in the United States. No more. Now boomers have lost the title to their millennial children, with 22-year-olds claiming first place, according to the U.S. Census. Coming in second are 23-year-olds, with 53-year-old boomers in third place. This represents a major demographic shift, considering that from 1947, a year after the baby boom began, until 2010, a boomer age group always held the top spot. The Census Bureau attributes …

Different Generations Desire Similar Communities

Posted on 06/25/2014 by |Policy Research Senior Analyst | Comments

Great Places | Public Policy Institute  Comments on a blog post about a revitalizing neighborhood in Washington, D.C., claimed that older people often don’t care about having amenities such as shopping and health care within walking distance. They can live in the suburbs and have everything they need. Affordable housing in urban areas, one person argued, better serves younger people who work. But, as an author of the recently released AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) What Is Livable? Report, I can tell you the opposite is true: …

Concurso ‘Boomer Superstar’

Posted on 06/6/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En Español¿Te encantan los karaokes o cantar en la ducha? ¿Estás convencida de que has nacido para ser diva? (¿O que por un pelín podrías haber cantado con Timbiriche o Menudo?) Pues ha llegado la hora de compartir tus dotes musicales, y lo que es más —¡podrías ganar $5,000 y una oportunidad de presentarte frente a Emilio Estefan y Patti Austin en la conferencia Life@50+ de AARP en San Diego! Es súper fácil. En este video te explicamos cómo participar en …

A Boomer’s Guide to D-Day

Posted on 06/3/2014 by |In Other News . . . | Comments

Bulletin TodaySeventy years ago — on June 6, 1944, commonly known as D-Day — World War II took a dramatic turn with the Allied invasion of Normandy. The Allied landings — overseen by General Dwight D. Eisenhower — were conducted in two phases: an airborne assault shortly after midnight, and, beginning at 6:30 a.m., an amphibious landing of Allied infantry and armored divisions along a 50-mile stretch of the French coastline. Boomers were not, of course, around for that, but growing up …