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Baby Boomers and Aging

Boomers who are young at heart

Active boomers

As today’s baby boomers grow older, the concept of aging has changed.  No longer do retirement, seniors, frail and elderly, apply. Now the negative image of the inactive, dependent elder is making way to the active, involved, healthy, wealthy and eternally young individual who has meaning and purpose in their latter years.

The role and value of boomers is being portrayed in the media as sexually active, community-minded, self-starters.  They are seen as young-at-heart, vital, ambitious, go-getters who are not willing to sit idly, watching the world go by.

Look at these facts:

Each year, 500,000 people over 60 are studying on college campuses.… CONTINUE READING

Two Keys to Aging Gracefully

Although most people think longevity is solely related to genes, it really depends on genes, attitude, lifestyle, and behavior.  Research shows that centenarians believe they are living a long life because of eating well, being optimistic and keeping busy. The Census Bureau estimates that by 2050, there will be 1.1 million people 100 years or older. The question to ask yourself is, D you want to be one of them and do you want to do it with ease and joy?

fullsizerenderMy mom is 92 years old and, while she has macular degeneration, she reads the paper daily, and contributes her own poetry, articles and jokes to her retirement home’s newspaper.… CONTINUE READING

Anti-Aging: Don’t Fall Prey to Getting Older

How you feel inside reflects whether or not you will age gracefully.  That’s a heavy statement.  After all, we all want to age with the least amount of attention or surprises.  However, if getting older to you means becoming more fragile, more forgetful and more wrinkled, then you need to look at your expectations and revise them.

Research has shown that attitude has a greater impact on health and longevity than anything else.  In other words, your expectations about what you are capable of determines how much you WILL do as you age.  Your expectations, not chronological age or biology, sets your limits on physical dexterity, strength, intelligence and even on how you look.… CONTINUE READING