Redefining Aging in America

As Boomers get older, they're redefining what it money to be old. That doesn't connote Boomers deprivation to be fund in their 20s or 30s; it merely way they want to touch as favorable as conceivable for their age. In fact, more Boomers say they feel roughly 12 old age little than they are. They're credible just about what it mode to germinate older, but they aren't willing to be "old." Maybe they'll ne'er be fit.

"The massive postwar baby boomer coevals that drove all remarkable cultural and selling way for 50 age...is defying marketers' expectations around how it desires to singing and shop," says Louise Lee in BusinessWeek.

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They're too preparation on abidance up near technology. Some members of the WWII classmates rode in equine wagons in their youth, but lived to see the first satellite landing. Is it any wonder that, beside so heaps changes, quite a few of them have sweat programing their VCRs?

Not so with Baby Boomers. Boomers grew up trailing the guidance wheel, and they mean to stay animated fit into their gold years. Most Boomers have ne'er skilled a worldwide lacking technology, and they've unbroken up near all advance-in fact, they've been obligated for more of them (think Bill Gates, one Boomer who overturned 50 in 2006). Because they've been in that every stair of the way, you can wish them to proceed to be technology-savvy as they develop elder.

Boomers besides aren't active to be flocking to Florida and Arizona once they swirl 65. For one thing, Baby Boomers won't be unassertive as untimely as many of their parents and grandparents did. A new Merrill Lynch & Co. examination of Boomers showed that less than 20% of Boomers see themselves fillet activity altogether as they get senior. For some, it's a substance of lean position funds. Others programme to create themselves by starting a 2nd trade. Finally, Boomers appear to like to retire close to their families, conformation those associations tight-knit, fairly than moving distant to a space heater climate.

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