Baby Boomers are one of the YOUNGEST older generations in history. While some Baby Boomers will permanently retire, there are others who will reinvent themselves by returning and/or furthering their education and having second, even third careers. We Baby Boomers AREN'T going into the sunset. While our parents, the GI generation of World War II, went into retirement communities however still remaining active, we Baby Boomers are going to the NEXT level. We will become MORE INVOLVED in our communities than our GI generation parents. We will reinvent the definition of old age as we have reinvented the previous stages of childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, and middle age.
Baby Boomers will continue to be involved in the world around them. We refuse to become......old. To us, 65 and beyond is yet a new and exciting stage of life. Baby Boomers are exploring new methods of being youthful through medical enhancements, medical care, healthful food, and exercise. Being actively engaged in life is one of the ways one does not become old in the more traditional sense physically, economically, and psychically. Besides, Baby Boomers are one of the most affluent and educated of all modern generations. This means that many Baby Boomers have retirement investments and savings beyond social security i.e. many do not have to depend solely upon social security to live.
Baby Boomers are also one of the healthiest generations alive and many practice preventive care. Being 65 and over does not necessarily mean declining health. As far as the economy goes, Baby Boomers are quite affluent and have much spending power thus being a boost to the economy. Baby Boomers AREN'T going anywhere, we will be still ACTIVE in our communities, contributing to the economy in one way or another, and perhaps working in one way or another. Life is exciting and becoming older in no way precludes living and participating fully in life. The old paradigm of being in eventual decline and decay once one hits 65 years of age and over is vanishing........and FAST. One can be 65 years of age and over and still be WITH THE PROGRAM and IN THE GAME.
I am near 60 and REFUSE to think of myself as old. Hell, I have plenty of things to still do. I will succumb to the old paradigm of being 60 years and over is the so-called beginning of decay, leading to death. I see this stage of life as GROWTH and RENEWAL. I intend to dress as sexy as possible, even buying a halter dress. As we speak, I am dancing to Kool and the Gang!