Sunday, September 22, 2013

Best of Boomer Blogs #326

Examining midlife can happen from the vantage point of the past, present of the future.  Increased perspective can also happen at home or while on a trip.   Read more about maximizing the opportunities of midlife by following the links for the posts described here:


Jeffrey Simpson
SoBabyBoomer writes about Millennials/Gen Y—people born between 1981 and the early 2000s—are much closer to their boomer parents than previous generations, and they have gained a reputation for being coddled by so-called helicopter parents, say researchers who study Millennials.
Laura Lee aka the Midlife Crisis Queen, has taken her midlife crisis to Cuenca Ecuador this past week.  Always the adventurer, she's busy checking out the retirement potential of living at over 8,000 feet in the Andes Mountains! Read all about it as she lists 10 Amazing Things about Cuenca Equador



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Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty managed to find a late summer rental on Cape Cod, when all the families are gone and the retired people, along with a few die-hard boaters, have taken over the highways and byways, shopping end-of-season sales and crowding the lobster-and-chowder restaurants. He took a cruise out and around Hyannis Harbor, which leads him to reflect on the Kennedys and what they meant to us.


Nancy Hugo CKD
Is Just $4,000 Enough to Keep You out of a Nursing Home?” Looks at the results of a  new program in Baltimore called Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders, or CAPABLE for short.  This initiative sought to find whether spending $4,000 on handyman repairs, occupational therapy, and nurse visits would help seniors improve their safety and mobility enough for them to successfully age in place.


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On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about World Alzheimer’s Month and Healthy Aging Month. The rate of Alzheimer’s has increased significantly over the last two decades. Baby boomers can work to maintain their brain health by staying physically active, adopting a brain-healthy diet, remaining socially active, and staying mentally active, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Maintaining vitality is a virtue, but when does seeking for the fountain of youth become a liability? Karen at The Generation Above Me considers the benefits of embracing her age by answering this question: "Do I fight to look younger, or do I just let Father Time have his way with me?" 


Related: 

Best of Boomer Blogs #311: Food labels, female Viagra, family history & nest eggs
Best of Boomer Blogs #329: encore careers and high concept funerals / burials 

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  2. Hi Karen, thanks for stopping by Buttercup's. I've enjoyed your blog and will be a frequent visitor.
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