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Market Basket: The Return of Boomer Activism

Market Basket: The Return of Boomer Activism

Workers at the Market Basket supermarket chain just successfully undertook a high-risk job action with potentially historic repercussions. But this was more than just a fight for leadership control. It was also a story about boomers standing up for workplace values. The series of events, which resulted in the sale of the company’s 71 Massachusetts […]

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Your Rights When Planning a Funeral

Your Rights When Planning a Funeral

Sooner or later, most of us will have to plan a funeral. It could be the funeral of your parents or your spouse; it could be that of a close friend or relative.  When that time comes, it is important that you know your rights.  In fact, this is one of those articles that you […]

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The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide

The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide

Food, health, housing, and personal growth are topics capturing the attention of baby boomer bloggers this week I’m the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #370. The fantastic weather in the Seattle area continues, and my garden is producing wonderful vegetables. But, what I write about this week on my blog are the […]

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Facebook For Senior Dummies

Facebook For Senior Dummies

Facebook and Twitter serve as the foundation for the global social media ecosystem, and more and more seniors are looking for ways to join the conversation. Today, the world’s bestselling reference series, For Dummies®, announces Facebook and Twitter For Seniors For Dummies, 2nd Edition (Wiley; ISBN: 978-1-118-92117-3; August 2014; $24.99) by social media expert Marsha […]

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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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Social Security 79th Birthday

Social Security 79th Birthday

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–August 22, 2014. Alliance Members Continue Social Security Birthday Celebrations With Social Security celebrating its 79th birthday last week, Alliance members have been holding events across the country honoring the landmark retirement security program. This week’s events included celebrations with cake and balloons in states such as Iowa, Missouri, New York, and Pennsylvania. To […]

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How Baby-Boomer Daughters Made Martha Stewart The Queen of Living Well

How Baby-Boomer Daughters Made Martha Stewart The Queen of Living Well

The Story of How, and Why, Martha Stewart Became the Queen of Living Well When Margaret Talbot profiled Martha Stewart in 1996, Stewart’s magazine “Living” had only been around for five years, but already boasted 1.5 million subscribers. Stewart had a television show, multiple books on the bestseller list, etc. etc. etc. Talbot noted that […]

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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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Market Basket: The Return of Boomer Activism

Market Basket: The Return of Boomer Activism

| August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Workers at the Market Basket supermarket chain just successfully undertook a high-risk job action with potentially historic repercussions. But this was more than just a fight for leadership control. It was also a story about boomers standing up for workplace values. The series of events, which resulted in the sale of the company’s 71 Massachusetts […]

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Your Rights When Planning a Funeral

Your Rights When Planning a Funeral

| August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Sooner or later, most of us will have to plan a funeral. It could be the funeral of your parents or your spouse; it could be that of a close friend or relative.  When that time comes, it is important that you know your rights.  In fact, this is one of those articles that you […]

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Baby Boomers Fast Facts

Baby Boomers Fast Facts

| August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

(CNN) – Here’s a look at what you need to know about the Baby Boomer generation, the generation of Americans born between 1946, the end of World War II, and 1964. They are the largest generation of Americans born in U.S. history. Statistics:Nearly 77 million Baby Boomers (as of 2011) 1946 – post World War […]

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Great Train Rides: Run Away on the Rails

Great Train Rides: Run Away on the Rails

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

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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At 72 Paul McCartney, Speaking Words of Wisdom

At 72 Paul McCartney, Speaking Words of Wisdom

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

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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The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide

The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Food, health, housing, and personal growth are topics capturing the attention of baby boomer bloggers this week I’m the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #370. The fantastic weather in the Seattle area continues, and my garden is producing wonderful vegetables. But, what I write about this week on my blog are the […]

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Boomers Catching the Gaming Wave

Boomers Catching the Gaming Wave

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What Amazon Knows—and You Don’t—About the Future of Video Games Five charts that explain why the industry is worth a fortune On Monday, Amazon reached a deal to buy Twitch, the online video game broadcaster, for nearly $1 billion. “What the hell is Twitch, and why is it worth a billion dollars?” asked everyone in […]

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Social Security 79th Birthday

Social Security 79th Birthday

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–August 22, 2014. Alliance Members Continue Social Security Birthday Celebrations With Social Security celebrating its 79th birthday last week, Alliance members have been holding events across the country honoring the landmark retirement security program. This week’s events included celebrations with cake and balloons in states such as Iowa, Missouri, New York, and Pennsylvania. To […]

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Why We’re Talking About Unretirement

Why We’re Talking About Unretirement

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

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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