Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Robert Weisman Globe Staff February 20, 2019 When she’s not teaching Cambridge middle-schoolers, Marilyn Rottersman, 63, works up a sweat at her gym and ushers at a local theater. Would she join a senior organization?“Why should I?” she asks. “I do boxing, with gloves and [punching] bags. When I think about senior groups, I think they’re for old people. That’s not an option.”Jack Murray, 70, balked when friends invited him to visit the Franklin senior center some years back. “I have no interest,” he said. Murray, who works part time as an insurance broker, prefers downhill skiing in the White Mountains. Advertisement Campaigns to attract younger members to “senior centers” and organizations aimed at older adultsare often uphill slogs, meeting stubborn resistance from boomers who avoid activities … [Read more...] about Senior groups struggle to attract ‘forever young’ baby boomers
This article is part of the series The Boomer View all By Casey Dowd Published February 15, 2019 The Boomer FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video House Democrats begin prep work for ‘Medicare-for-all’ legislation Former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses how some Democrats are pushing for Medicare-for-all legislation. Health insurance is one of the biggest concerns for Baby Boomers as they retire and begin their golden years. But for those dealing with chronic heart disease or diabetes the cost for their medication could compromise their life savings and wipeout their retirement portfolio. Part D prescription drug coverage does not cover the increasing cost of these drugs. Continue Reading Below An expiring provision of law that affects what Medicare Part D beneficiaries must spend out-of-pocket will significantly increase the financial burden of people with the highest drug costs … [Read more...] about Why are Baby Boomers facing higher prescription costs?
By Susan Christian Goulding | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: January 29, 2019 at 10:30 am | UPDATED: January 30, 2019 at 9:20 am A few decades ago, baby boomers flocked to Fountain Valley to raise their own babies. And and then stayed. Today, almost half of the city’s population is over the age of 44. Eighteen percent of its residents have celebrated their 65th birthday. In short, Fountain Valley makes an obvious spot for four assisted living developments and another one on its way. “I’m headed that direction myself,” Mayor Steve Nagel, 66, said with a laugh. “We have an older community and can always use places designed for seniors.” Park View Estates, a $50 million assisted living and memory care community, is set to open next to Fountain Valley Regional Hospital in mid-2020. It is the first Orange County location for Oregon-based Sunshine Retirement Living. The decade-old company has 21 retirement communities in 10 … [Read more...] about Fountain Valley, teeming with baby boomers, makes way for its 5th assisted living community
Millennials are doing marriage differently than their parents and grandparents. They’re often lambasted for “killing” industries or struggling to “adult,” but they’re also more accepting of interfaith and interracial relationships, are striving for more egalitarian housekeeping and parenting roles, and are getting divorced at a lower rate than baby boomers. Here are nine ways that marriage has changed recently. Most couples meet through friends, but more and more millennials are meeting their significant others online. A recent study published in the journal American Sociological Review looked at how couples met between 1940 and 2010. It surveyed more than 3,000 American adults. Most continue to meet through friends the way they have for six decades, but the popularity of meeting people online has skyrocketed. In 2010, it nearly overtook the number of couples who met at a bar or restaurant. Millennials are waiting longer to get married. INSIDER … [Read more...] about How marriage has changed from baby boomers to millennials
By Jay R. Jordan Updated 12:59 pm CST, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 20. New York, New York Average non-mortgage debt for people ages 65-70: $20,948 Percentage of debt spent on auto-loans: 25.2 percent 20. New York, New York Average non-mortgage debt for people ages 65-70: $20,948 Percentage of debt spent on auto-loans: 25.2 percent Photo: Kathy Willens, Associated Press Photo: Kathy Willens, Associated Press Image 1 of / 25 Caption Close Image 1 of 25 20. New York, New York Average non-mortgage debt for people ages 65-70: $20,948 Percentage of debt spent on auto-loans: 25.2 percent 20. New York, New York Average non-mortgage debt for people ages 65-70: $20,948 Percentage of debt spent on auto-loans: 25.2 percent … [Read more...] about Texas baby boomers carrying largest debt into retirement, according to report