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Who Cares? Boomers Don’t Want to Live With Their Adult Kids, Either

Posted on 10/2/2013 by |Caregiving | Comments

CaregivingGuess what Millennials? Your boomer parents aren’t dying to move in with you if they need care in retirement. That’s one of the takeaways of a new study. (With three young adult children, that’s what first caught my eye!) Bankers Life and Casualty Company’s Center for a Secure Retirement surveyed 1,299 Americans ages 49-67 (boomers) with an annual income of $25,000-$75,000 to find out their views on their future as recipients of care. In the study, boomers say that in the past …

The Takeaway: Young Adults Think Happiness Comes With Age

Posted on 07/30/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayIn a new survey of 18 to 29-year-olds, almost 60 percent said “adulthood will be more enjoyable than my life is now.” Awesome, right? Seems encouraging that the young folks of today don’t expect happiness to decrease with age. But after reading that statistic a few more times, the weird part jumped out at me. Did you notice it?

AARP’s Guide To Working With Boomers

Posted on 07/3/2012 by |General News | Comments

WorkThis is a guest post from Mary C. Hickey from the AARP Media Content Team. A post yesterday on the Wall Street Journal’s At Work blog offered advice to Baby Boomers on how to get along with their younger colleagues in the workplace. Calling for “mutual respect,” the blogger listed the things Boomers need to understand about young co-workers, including their technological superiority, their lack of company loyalty, their unique ability to collaborate, and their drive for instant success. Okay. Got it. …


Posted on 01/12/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifePost from Patti Shea: In case you’ve been in a self-induced media blackout, you’ve heard that the first wave of the Baby Boom Generation turns 65 this year, one every eight seconds this year, roughly 8,000 a day. My Uncle Norm, who turned 65 yesterday, realizing the milestone, signed off his Facebook birthday wall post lovefest best: “Peace. Love. Medicare.” Indeed. Ah, Medicare. Boomers are expected to swell the Medicare rolls at the same time it’s being used as a …