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Amazing Aging Population

Amazing Aging Population

Healthcare and the Amazing Aging U.S. Population Between 2016 and 2034, the baby boomer generation – the largest population group in the United States – will begin retiring from the labor force. Baby boomers include all people born in the United States between the years 1946-1964, estimated to be 77.3 million people or nearly 25 […]

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How To Phase Into Retirement

How To Phase Into Retirement

How to Phase Into Retirement at Your Job (This article is adapted from the new book Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community, and the Good Life by Chris Farrell.) Older workers are a hot topic among HR professionals these days, especially since the share of the labor force […]

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Rich Dad Poor Dad

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Robert Kiyosaki, Founder of Rich Dad Co., shares 6 steps to paying down bad debt – the FIRST step to building you asset column! Paying off your bad debt so you can build great wealth When my first business failed, I personally had over $1 million in debt that needed to be paid off. Those […]

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Diet Tips For People Over 55

Diet Tips For People Over 55

By Kimberly A. Tessmer, RDN, LD For those over 55 years old diet and health seem to become more of a priority than in our younger years. Risks for certain health conditions including type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancers, osteoporosis and heart disease raise dramatically so it is more important than ever to be […]

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At 72 Paul McCartney, Speaking Words of Wisdom

At 72 Paul McCartney, Speaking Words of Wisdom

Paul McCartney, Speaking Words of Wisdom 6 life and work lessons from the latest show of the legendary Beatle Sue Campbell is the Editorial and Content Director for Next Avenue. Follow her on Twitter @SuePCampbell. Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images After telling friends I’d seen Paul McCartney’s sold-out show in Minneapolis recently, I heard these […]

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Al Roker On Joe Biden’s Cabinet?

Al Roker On Joe Biden’s Cabinet?

Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday offered surprise on-air birthday wishes to “Today” show co-host Al Roker — and even offered to help him get a gig in the White House in the future. As part of Roker’s 60th birthday celebration, NBC’s “Today” arranged for a surprise video appearance from Biden, who was in Washington. […]

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Vocal Cord Surgery – Joan Rivers’ Death

Vocal Cord Surgery – Joan Rivers’ Death

Comic Joan Rivers’ raspy voice was as much her trademark as were her acerbic wit, platinum wigs and famous red carpet query “Who are you wearing?” But it could also have been a sign of strained or damaged vocal cords, a not-uncommon occurrence for people who talk for a living and for boomers whose voices […]

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The Third Act – Who Can’t Dance?

The Third Act – Who Can’t Dance?

Partly a story about how a great dance instructor assembled a group of amateurs and produced a show that has everyone talking. They’re amateurs in dance. But they’ve lived a lot of life. And it shows. Excerpts from the Annapolis Royal premiere, with commentary by the Choreographer/Director. For a glimpse of the darker, deeply moving side, […]

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Great Train Rides: Run Away on the Rails

Great Train Rides: Run Away on the Rails

SCENE STEALER: South of Helmsdale in the Scottish Highlands, the train runs past the North Sea. Getty Images IT’S MIDNIGHT, AND I’VE GOT two options. Maureen, a conductor on the Caledonian Sleeper train from London to Edinburgh, lays them out in stern, Scottish tones. There is a “microwavable” breakfast of “beans, tomato and a sausage.” […]

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Surprising Retirement Spots

Surprising Retirement Spots

Most American seniors and baby boomers want to retire in a place where they could relax and unwind as a reward for their years of hard work. Oftentimes, retirees dream of retiring at the Sun Belt, where they can enjoy playing golf or taking a relaxing walk in one of the many parks within the […]

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Passions Over 55

Why We’re Talking About Unretirement

Why We’re Talking About Unretirement

In 2010, Chris Farrell tapped into the zeitgeist with his groundbreaking book, The New Frugality. Now he’s done it again with Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing The Way We Think About Work, Community, and the Good Life, which will be released on September 2. Well ahead of its Labor Day release, the book has […]

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Grandparents’ Day

Grandparents’ Day

A teen participant remarked, Grandparents are like angels. They take you under their wings. They pray and watch over you and will give you most anything!  Grandparents’ Day is ahead. If there’s one group that have always stood by their loved ones, it’s grandmas and grandpas. On September 7, people will have the opportunity to […]

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Trending Now at Bloomer Boomer

Trending Now at Bloomer Boomer

| May 10, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Hi. Everyone. Welcome to this week’s BloomerBloomer trending news update. This week we switched our regular format because we are only talking about BloomerBoomer. Normally we chat with out you about others things that interest everyone over 55. Recently there’s been a growth spurt at Bloomer Boomer and we think it is because you and […]

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Why Narcissists Have More Sex

Why Narcissists Have More Sex

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

If narcissism is one of humanity’s more stubbornly intractable traits—and it is—it’s partly because it facilitates the one basic act likelier than anything else to keep a particular physical or behavioral characteristic alive in the gene pool: breeding. Successful narcissists have a whole lot of sex, which means they’re statistically likelier to have a whole […]

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Rich Dad Poor Dad

Rich Dad Poor Dad

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Robert Kiyosaki, Founder of Rich Dad Co., shares 6 steps to paying down bad debt – the FIRST step to building you asset column! Paying off your bad debt so you can build great wealth When my first business failed, I personally had over $1 million in debt that needed to be paid off. Those […]

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Diet Tips For People Over 55

Diet Tips For People Over 55

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Kimberly A. Tessmer, RDN, LD For those over 55 years old diet and health seem to become more of a priority than in our younger years. Risks for certain health conditions including type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancers, osteoporosis and heart disease raise dramatically so it is more important than ever to be […]

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Vocal Cord Surgery – Joan Rivers’ Death

Vocal Cord Surgery – Joan Rivers’ Death

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Comic Joan Rivers’ raspy voice was as much her trademark as were her acerbic wit, platinum wigs and famous red carpet query “Who are you wearing?” But it could also have been a sign of strained or damaged vocal cords, a not-uncommon occurrence for people who talk for a living and for boomers whose voices […]

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Amazing Aging Population

Amazing Aging Population

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Healthcare and the Amazing Aging U.S. Population Between 2016 and 2034, the baby boomer generation – the largest population group in the United States – will begin retiring from the labor force. Baby boomers include all people born in the United States between the years 1946-1964, estimated to be 77.3 million people or nearly 25 […]

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How To Phase Into Retirement

How To Phase Into Retirement

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

How to Phase Into Retirement at Your Job (This article is adapted from the new book Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community, and the Good Life by Chris Farrell.) Older workers are a hot topic among HR professionals these days, especially since the share of the labor force […]

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Feds Hit Nursing Home Overmedication

Feds Hit Nursing Home Overmedication

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Feds Hope Hitting Nursing Homes In The Wallet Will Cut Overmedication A federal lawsuit against two Watsonville, Calif., nursing homes may offer a new approach to dealing with the persistent problem of such facilities overmedicating their residents. The lawsuit details multiple cases when the government says these drugs were inappropriately administered to patients. For […]

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Nightcrawler Movie Previews

Nightcrawler Movie Previews

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The folks at Bloomer Boomer are all news people so permit us to indulging ourselves by previewing this new film.  Catch the trailer on the left side bar Nightcrawler review: Gyllenhaal gets his hands dirty in brilliant news thriller A good newsman is an amoral newsman in Dan Gilroy’s violently entertaining feature debut. Jake Gyllenhaal is […]

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The Third Act – Who Can’t Dance?

The Third Act – Who Can’t Dance?

| September 6, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Partly a story about how a great dance instructor assembled a group of amateurs and produced a show that has everyone talking. They’re amateurs in dance. But they’ve lived a lot of life. And it shows. Excerpts from the Annapolis Royal premiere, with commentary by the Choreographer/Director. For a glimpse of the darker, deeply moving side, […]

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